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The Resource You are here : from the compass to GPS, the history and future of how we find ourselves, Hiawatha Bray

You are here : from the compass to GPS, the history and future of how we find ourselves, Hiawatha Bray

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You are here : from the compass to GPS, the history and future of how we find ourselves
Title
You are here
Title remainder
from the compass to GPS, the history and future of how we find ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Hiawatha Bray
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS-and the consequent decline of privacy What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically aided era of navigational omniscience-or how we came to know exactly where we are at all times. In a sweeping history of the development of location technology in the past century, Bray shows how radio signals created to carry telegraph messages were transformed into invisible beacons to guide ships and how a set of rapidly-spinning wheels steered submarines beneath the polar ice cap. But while most of these technologies were developed for and by the military, they are now ubiquitous in our everyday lives. Our phones are now smart enough to pinpoint our presence to within a few feet-and nosy enough to share that information with governments and corporations. Filled with tales of scientists and astronauts, inventors and entrepreneurs, You Are Here tells the story of how humankind ingeniously solved one of its oldest and toughest problems-only to herald a new era in which it's impossible to hide."--
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Bray, Hiawatha
Dewey number
910.285
Index
index present
LC call number
G70.212
LC item number
.B735 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geographic information systems
  • Electronics in navigation
  • Global Positioning System
  • SCIENCE / History
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History
Label
You are here : from the compass to GPS, the history and future of how we find ourselves, Hiawatha Bray
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1546391
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780465032853
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014002731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1546391
  • (OCoLC)853310549
Label
You are here : from the compass to GPS, the history and future of how we find ourselves, Hiawatha Bray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1546391
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780465032853
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014002731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1546391
  • (OCoLC)853310549

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