Guglielmo Marconi has been lionized as the creator of radio, and arguably, he is: He's the one who harnessed the radio waves developed by Hertz into a workable long-distance, wireless telegraphy system. Guglielmo Marconi: The Scientists and Inventors Series illuminates this remarkable man's life and career through a spirited dramatization from audiobook performer Stephen Thorne, accompanied by a full cast. Thorne, who is most known for memorable roles as villains on television's Dr. Who, delivers a character-filled performance of Marconi's life and makes the man's inventions, which are often quite complex, sound inviting to listeners. Masterfully performed, this audiobook will be a pleasure to anyone with an interest in science or radio.
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Interesting but missing a major fact
This book was interesting in telling about how marconi brought radio to the masses and mentions several scientist who helped in the endeavor. I found it to be rather interesting. It does however not mention that the inventor of radio was not marconi but nikola tesla. Marconi had his patent revoked because it was identical to a patent belonging to tesla. Unfortunately it was not uncommon for tesla to not get credit. He also invented the worlds AC power system, AC motors, X ray machine, florescent lights, tesla coil,wireless power distribution, particle beam accelerator, transformer and over 700 other things in nearly every electronic device we use today. In addition to this book I would recommend studio 360's book on tesla.
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