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
Creator
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 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geographic information systems
  • Electronics in navigation
  • Geospatial data
  • Global Positioning System
  • SCIENCE / History
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
  • TRAVEL / Budget
  • TRAVEL / Hikes & Walks
  • TRAVEL / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
  • TRAVEL / Parks & Campgrounds
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You are here : from the compass to GPS, the history and future of how we find ourselves, Hiawatha Bray
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=78DA7495-A3EF-4C2F-B80A-62737670662B
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870994505
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465080984
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870994505
Label
You are here : from the compass to GPS, the history and future of how we find ourselves, Hiawatha Bray
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=78DA7495-A3EF-4C2F-B80A-62737670662B
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870994505
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465080984
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870994505

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