The Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition

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Julie K. Petersen (Editor), «The Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition»
CRC | ISBN 084931173X | 2nd edition (May 29, 2002) | PDF | 19,5 Mb | 1088 pages




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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.



Review:

About the First Edition:
Whichever other communications dictionary you have, you can make room for this one. In fact, it is so distinctive as to make comparison with other glossaries very difficult. The strongest emphasis in this work is the historical background, giving information on a great deal of early development, as well as quick biographies of pioneers in the area…written at the right level, and with the right scope, for the home market…Professionals will most certainly find it fascinating reading, with a great many historical points and canned biographies.
–Robert M. Slade, Internet Review Project


Book Description:

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.



Book Info:

Provides clear descriptions of emerging and existing communications terms, concepts, acronyms, and protocols. Your key to understanding a rapidly evolving field that, perhaps more than any other, shapes the way we live. Previous edition c1999.