For three decades, Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals has set the standard as the single best resource for students and professionals looking to brush up on how communication technologies have developed, grown, and converged, as well as what’s in store for the future. The secret to the longevity is simple—every two years, the book is completely rewritten to ensure that it contains the latest developments in mass media, computers, consumer electronics, networking, and telephony. Plus, the book includes the Fundamentals: the first five chapters explain the communication technology ecosystem, the history, structure, and regulations. The chapters are written by experts who provide snapshots of the state of each individual field. Together, these updates provide a broad overview of these industries, as well as the role communication technologies play in our everyday lives. In addition to substantial updates to each chapter, the 16th edition includes:
The Communication Technology Ecosystem, August E. Grant, Ph.D.
A History of Communication Technology, Yicheng Zhu, M.A.
Understanding Communication Technologies, Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.
The Structure of the Communication Industries, August E. Grant, Ph.D.
Communication Policy & Technology, Lon Berquist, M.A.
Electronic Mass Media
Digital Television & Video, Peter B. Seel, Ph.D.
Multichannel Television Services, Paul Driscoll, Ph.D. & Michel Dupagne, Ph.D.
Radio & Digital Audio, Heidi D. Blossom, Ph.D.
Digital Signage, Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.
Cinema Technologies, Michael R. Ogden, Ph.D.
Computers & Consumer Electronics
Computers, Glenda Alvarado, Ph.D.
Internet of Things (IoT), Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Automotive Telematics, Denise Belafonte‐Young, M.F.A.
Video Games, Isaac D. Pletcher, M.F.A.
Virtual & Augmented Reality, Rebecca Ormond, M.F.A.
Home Video, Matthew J. Haught, Ph.D.
Digital Imaging & Photography, Michael Scott Sheerin, M.S.
eHealth, Heidi D. Blossom, Ph.D. & Alex Neal, M.A.
Esports, Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D. & Max Grubb, Ph.D.
Ebooks, Steven J. Dick, Ph.D. 241
Broadband & Home Networks, John J. Lombardi, Ph.D.
Telephony, William R. Davie, Ph.D.
The Internet, Stephanie Bor, Ph.D. & Leila Chelbi, M.M.C.
Social Media, Rachel A. Stuart, M.A.
Big Data, Tony R. DeMars, Ph.D.
Other New Technologies, Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.
Your Future & Communication Technologies, August E. Grant, Ph.D.