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The Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary

2nd Edition

Edited by J.K. Petersen

CRC Press

1,088 pages | 600 B/W Illus.

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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.

  • Reviews

    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

    Table of Contents




    Telecommunications Timeline

    Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)

    ITU-T Series Recommendations

    List of World Wide Web Search Engines

    List of Internet Domain Name Extensions

    List of Request for Comments (RFC)


    Acronyms and Abbreviations

    Telephone Area Codes

    Dial Equivalents, Radio Alphabet, Morse Code, Metric Prefixes/Values

    ASCII Character and Control Codes

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications