Heroes of the Telegraph
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Heroes of the Telegraph

By John Munro
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Prof. John Munro (1849-1930) was the author of Heroes of the Telegraph (1891), The Story of Electricity (1896) and A Trip to Venus (1897). ""In plain English, at 4 a. m., a ray of light had been observed on the disc of the planet Mars in or near the ""terminator""; that is to say, the zone of twilight separating day from night. The news was doubly interesting to me, because a singular dream of ""Sunrise in the Moon"" had quickened my imagination as to the wonders of the universe beyond our little globe, and because of a never-to-be-forgotten experience of mine with an aged astronom.

Table of Contents
  • HEROES OF THE TELEGRAPH
  • PREFACE.
  • CHAPTER I. THE ORIGIN OF THE TELEGRAPH.
  • CHAPTER II. CHARLES WHEATSTONE.
  • CHAPTER III. SAMUEL MORSE.
  • CHAPTER IV. SIR WILLIAM THOMSON.
  • CHAPTER V. CHARLES WILLIAM SIEMENS.
  • CHAPTER VI. FLEEMING JENKIN.
  • CHAPTER VII. JOHANN PHILIPP REIS.
  • CHAPTER VIII. GRAHAM BELL.
  • CHAPTER IX. THOMAS ALVA EDISON.
  • CHAPTER X. DAVID EDWIN HUGHES.
  • APPENDIX.
  • I. CHARLES FERDINAND GAUSS.
  • II. WILLIAM EDWARD WEBER.
  • III. SIR WILLIAM FOTHERGILL COOKE.
  • IV. ALEXANDER BAIN.
  • V. DR. WERNER SIEMENS.
  • VI. LATIMER CLARK.
  • VII. COUNT DU MONCEL.
  • VIII. ELISHA GRAY.
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