The Resource Hedy's Folly

Hedy's Folly

Label
Hedy's Folly
Title
Hedy's Folly
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rhodes
Title variation
Hedys folly
Title variation remainder
the life and breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible.Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that culminates in U.S. patent number 2,292,387 for a "secret communication system." Along the way Rhodes weaves together Hollywood's golden era, the history of Vienna, 1920s Paris, weapons design, music, a tutorial on patent law and a brief treatise on transmission technology. Narrated with the rigor and charisma we've come to expect of Rhodes, it is a remarkable narrative adventure about spread-spectrum radio's genesis and unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world
Summary
Describes the lesser-known technological talents of actress Hedy Lamarr and the collaborative work with avant-garde composer George Antheil that eventually led to the development of spread-spectrum radio, cell phones, and GPS systems
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10015980
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-
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Rhodes, Richard
Dewey number
  • 791.43028092
  • 920
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Performing Arts
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the life and breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world
Label
Hedy's Folly
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a92c0ca3-a85f-41d5-9764-1def40d3d321
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385534390
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Hedy's Folly
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a92c0ca3-a85f-41d5-9764-1def40d3d321
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385534390
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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