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The Resource The boy who invented television : a story of inspiration, persistence and quiet passion, Paul Schatzkin

The boy who invented television : a story of inspiration, persistence and quiet passion, Paul Schatzkin

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The boy who invented television : a story of inspiration, persistence and quiet passion
Title
The boy who invented television
Title remainder
a story of inspiration, persistence and quiet passion
Statement of responsibility
Paul Schatzkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While the great minds of science, financed by the biggest companies in the world, wrestled with 19th century answers to a 20th century problem, Philo T. Farnsworth, age 14, dreamed of trapping light in an empty jar and transmitting it, one line at a time, on a magnetically deflected beam of electrons. Farnsworth was a farm boy from Rigby, Idaho, with virtually no knowledge of electronics when he first sketched his idea for electronic television on a blackboard for his high school science teacher. Fifteen years later, his teacher would recreate that sketch as part of his testimony in patent litigation between Farnsworth and the giant Radio Corporation of America. In 1930, Farnsworth was awarded the fundamental patents for modern television; but he had to spend the next decade fighting off challenges to his patents by the giant Radio Corporation of America and defending his vision against his own shortsighted investors who did not share his larger dream of scientific independence. The Boy Who Invented Television traces Farnsworth's guided tour of discovery, describing the observations he made in the course of developing and improving his initial invention and revealing how his unique insights brought him to the threshold of what could have been an even greater discovery -- clean, safe, and unlimited energy from controlled nuclear fusion. - Publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
GZM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schatzkin, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK6635.F3
LC item number
S39 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electrical engineers
  • Television
  • Inventors
  • Farnsworth, Philo Taylor
Label
The boy who invented television : a story of inspiration, persistence and quiet passion, Paul Schatzkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : The second case -- This place has electricity! -- The other woman -- The daring of this boy's mind! -- The damn thing works -- Something a banker can understand -- Out of the ashes -- A beautiful instrument -- Nothing here we'll need -- Suspended animation -- We want cash! -- Something for nothing -- You're all fired -- Caught in the crossfire -- Gone fishin' -- Loggerheads -- False dawn -- It's my baby -- Stars in a jar -- That's all I need to see -- Tranquility base -- Epilogue : The sword in the stone -- Appendixes. Who invented television? -- The story of the book
Control code
50791954
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781928791300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The boy who invented television : a story of inspiration, persistence and quiet passion, Paul Schatzkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : The second case -- This place has electricity! -- The other woman -- The daring of this boy's mind! -- The damn thing works -- Something a banker can understand -- Out of the ashes -- A beautiful instrument -- Nothing here we'll need -- Suspended animation -- We want cash! -- Something for nothing -- You're all fired -- Caught in the crossfire -- Gone fishin' -- Loggerheads -- False dawn -- It's my baby -- Stars in a jar -- That's all I need to see -- Tranquility base -- Epilogue : The sword in the stone -- Appendixes. Who invented television? -- The story of the book
Control code
50791954
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781928791300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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