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Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Aitor Anduaga


This book describes the complex relations between wireless and the British Empire, and draws on an broad range of unpublished manuscripts and original printed texts found in an large diversity of archives and national contexts (Britain, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand). The book also investigates the intimate relationship between the upper atmospheric sciences on the one hand, and structural factors (such as radio industry, technical education, and geopolitics) on the other. As an original feature, the book follows a pattern in which certain categories transit in parallel throughout the his ... More

Keywords: british Empire, geopolitics, wireless, geophysics, ionospheric physics, atmospheric sciences, radio industry, radio communication, technical education, short wave

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562725
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.001.1


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aitor Anduaga, author
Research Fellow at the Basque Museum of Science and Medicine History, Basque Country, Spain