A Survey of Television


    THESE three books together furnish a useful survey of television up to 1930. There have doubtless been subsequent developments. It may be convenient to deal first with the work by S. A. Moseley and H. J. Barton Chappie. This consists of a review of the work of J. L. Baird, who furnishes a foreword. The other two volumes, which are of American origin, are of a more general character.

    (1) Television To-day and To-morrow.

    Sydney A. Moseley H. J. Barton Chapple. Pp. xxiii + 130 + 47 plates. (London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Ltd., 1930.) 7s. 6d. net.

    (2) A B C of Television, or Seeing by Radio: a Complete and Comprehensive Treatise dealing with the Theory, Construction and Operation of Telephotographic and Television Transmitters and Receivers; written especially for Home Experimenters, Radio Fans and Students.

    Raymond Francis Yates. Pp. viii + 210 + 13 plates. (London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1929.) 10s. 6d. net.

    (3) Television: Present Methods of Picture Transmission.

    Dr. H. Horton Sheldon Edgar Norman Grisewood. Second printing. Pp. x + 194. (London: The Library Press, Ltd., 1930.) 10s. 6d. net.

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    A Survey of Television. Nature 127, 734–735 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127734a0

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