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Vol. 12, No. 1
November 1999

Mercurial Matters

Old and New Media

News of Members

Editorial: Seduced by a "First”

2000 in Munich

Nina Wormbs wins Robinson Prize

Information Networks and Urban Spaces

Book Review:
Science in Public

Lemelson Center Fellows Program

News of the Field:
Printing History on the Web

Audio History Library

Westinghouse Films from 1904

What can "Old Technologies" Teach us about Digital Culture?

Recent and Upcoming Conferences

Journal of Radio Studies

New Edition of Bibliography


Telephone Collectors International

SHOT Session Query: Mechanical to Electrical

A Victorian Internet?

Contact Us

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New Edition of Bibliography

History of Telecommunications Technology: An Annotated Bibliography by Christopher H. Sterling and George Shiers is due from Scarecrow Press ( Lanham, MD) in early 2000. A substantially updated and revised and reorganized edition of Shiers’s Bibliography of the History of Electronics (Scarecrow, 1972), it focuses on telecommunications and adds many new subject areas. About 1,500 entries cover general reference works, serial publications, general surveys, institutional and company history, biographies of inventors and engineers, telegraphy, telephony, electromagnetic waves, radio, electroacoustics and recording, electron tubes and solid state devices, television, newer media technologies, transmission (mobile, satellite, and fiber optics, and the Internet), and Internet resources.

Shiers (1908-1983) was a California-based technical freelance author with several books and a host of telecommunications technology history articles to his credit. Sterling is a member of the George Washington University faculty, editor of Communication Booknotes Quarterly and more than a dozen books including Stay Tuned: A Concise History of American Broadcasting.

For further information contact Shirley Lambert, editor, Scarecrow Press, 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706, 301-459-3366; fax 301-459-2118;