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The Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Editionby Julie K. Petersen
Synopses & Reviews
From fundamental physics concepts to the World Wide Web, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition describes protocols, computer and telephone devices, basic security concepts, and Internet-related legislation, along with capsule biographies of the pioneering inventors who developed the technologies that changed our world. The new edition offers even more than the acclaimed and bestselling first edition, including:
Thousands of new definitions and existing definitions updated and expanded
Expanded coverage, from telegraph and radio technologies to modern wireline and mobile telephones, optical technologies, PDAs, and GPS-equipped devices
More than 100 new charts and illustrations
Expanded appendices with categorized RFC listings
Categorized charts of ITU-T Series Recommendations that facilitate online lookups
Hundreds of Web URLs and descriptions for major national and international standards and trade organizations
Clear, comprehensive, and current, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition is your key to understanding a rapidly evolving field that, perhaps more than any other, shapes the way we live.
Book News Annotation:
Entries in this illustrated reference for professionals, students, and general readers describe the protocols, devices, concepts, and legislation relevant to modern telecommunications. This second edition contains many new and updated definitions, about 35% more content than the first edition, and offers expanded coverage of the latest technological advances in addition to an emphasis on the historical evolution of communications technologies. There are some 100 new charts and illustrations and a new acronym dictionary. Petersen is a technology consultant and author.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With the rapid pace of advances in communications, no reference can claim to be current for more than a very few years after publication. The bestselling first edition of this remarkable dictionary drew praise from readers around the world as a distinctive work written at the right level, with the right scope for the home market as well as for professionals. With the addition of more than 1000 new definitions, the second edition expands its coverage to reflect areas of growing interest, including greater attention to fiberoptic networking and to UNIX. Refinements in layout and organization make the new edition even friendlier than the first and arguably the best telecommunications dictionary on the market.
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