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Hedy's Folly free pdf 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."

About Richard Rhodes

RICHARD RHODES is most recently the author of "The Twilight of the Bombs," the last volume in a quartet about nuclear history. The first, "The Making of the Atomic Bomb," won the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Author : Richard Rhodes
Publisher : Vintage Books
Data Published : 16 August 2012
ISBN : 0307742954
EAN : 9780307742957
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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