Manual of Wireless Telegraphy


THE present writer ventured to suggest, in an article in NATURE a short time ago, that with the publication of a really standard book on any particular branch of electricity the issue of further literature on the same subject should cease. If this recommendation had been adopted the present volume would never have seen the light. It does not profess to be anything more than a manual specially adapted for those who are, or desire to become, wireless telegraph operators. There are already numerous books covering almost identically the same ground, and we are of opinion that the useful information contained in any of them could be much more effectively learnt in an hours practical instruction. Compared with other books of its kind, it may be pronounced a favourable specimen. The style, though a trifle too American for our taste, is simple, and the diagrams are numerous and clear. The illustrations are also plentiful and well reproduced. A list of stations and ships equipped on the various systems forms a distinct feature of the book, which will probably remain up to date for a few weeks longer.

Manual of Wireless Telegraphy.

By A. F. Collins. Pp. x + 232. (New York: John Wiley and Sons; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1906.) Price 6s. 6d. net.

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S., M. Manual of Wireless Telegraphy . Nature 75, 366 (1907).

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