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Radio round the World

Nature volume 135, page 288 (23 February 1935) | Download Citation



THIS volume presents an interesting account, in a form suitable for the layman, of the main facts accompanying the application of electric waves to radio communication. A brief, historical account of the earliest discoveries of these waves includes a reference to the doubts and difficulties which accompanied the pioneer workers of some thirty years ago. The story of the propagation of electric waves of all lengths round the world, by the aid of the ionised layers in the earth's atmosphere, is then developed in a straightforward and skilful manner. A chapter entitled “The Sun calls the Tune” is noteworthy in this portion of the book, and directs attention to the various ways in which the possibilities of long distance radio communication are controlled or limited by solar influence.

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