Hedys Folly (Paperback)Richard Rhodes (author)
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 16/08/2012
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What do movie star Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and an Austrian arms merchant called Fritz Mandl have in common? The answer is spread spectrum radio: a revolutionary innovation based on the transmittal of communications signals over different frequencies. Beginning with an introduction at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that culminates in U.S. patent number 2,292,387, which was granted to Hedy Kiesler Markey (aka Hedy Lamarr) and Antheil in August 1942, for a "secret communication system." Narrated with the rigor and charisma we've come to expect of Rhodes, it is the remarkable story of spread spectrum radio's genesis and a riveting book about unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world.
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 203 x 132 x 14 mm
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