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Sir Francis Ronalds : father of the electric telegraph / Beverley F. Ronalds.

By: Ronalds, Beverley Frances [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Imperial College Press, c2016Description: xv, 604 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, map, plans, portraits ; 25 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781783269174 (hc : alk. paper).Subject(s): Ronalds, Francis, Sir, 1788-1873 | Telegraph -- Great Britain -- History | Inventors -- Great Britain -- Biography | Meteorologists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Great Britain -- History
Contents:
Introduction -- Founded on cheese -- Scenes in the story -- Frank and his family -- A life of science -- Electrical science and engineering 1810-19 -- Who invented the electric telegraph? -- The grand tour -- A sulphur business opportunity? -- Perspective tracing instruments -- Dr Alexander Blair and the Carnac megaliths -- Science exhibitions: a glimpse into Ronalds' mechanical inventions 1824-41 -- Kew Observatory 1842-55 and beyond -- Atmospheric electricity and meteorology: instruments and observations -- Photographic recording instruments for meteorology and geomagnetism -- Last years and legacy.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 557-592) and index.

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