Communications Satellites: Global Change Agents

Synopsis

- Interdisciplinary Coverage: The entire gamut of satellite communications is addressed and explained in a straightforward fashion for the non-engineer.
- Breadth of Analysis in a Historical Context: This book shows how satellite communications and related telecommunications, information technologies, the Internet and computer sciences have transformed the world.
- Synoptic Overview of the World and Why Technology Is Reshaping Modern Civilization: Satellite communications and related electronic technology are reshaping 21st century society in terms of moving jobs off shore, bringing the Internet to developing countries, creating global television and radio channels, revamping military operations to becoming "more intelligent" and "strategic," and speeding up the speed of change via new forms of tele-geography.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Christopher H. Sterling
  • Joseph N. Pelton
  • Louis Ippolito
  • D. K. Sachdev
  • Dan Swearingen
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2004