Selected Bibliography -- Wireless Telecommunications

Source: http://www.fcc.gov/omd/history/radio/bibliography.html 

Selected Bibliography - RADIO
Books - General History | Books - Biography | Journals/Magazines/Papers | On-Line Bibliographies 

The FCC wishes to thank Chris Sterling, George Washington University, for his contributions to this bibliography.

Books - General History 

Archer, Gleason. History of Radio to 1926 (NY: The American Historical Company, 1938).

________. Big Business and Radio (NY: The American Historical Company, 1939).

Aitken, Hugh. Syntony and Spark: The Origins of Radio (NY: Wiley, 1976).

________. The Continuous Wave: Technology and American Radio, 1900-1932 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985).

Baker, W.J. A History Of The Marconi Company (London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1970).

Beauchamp, Ken. History of Telegraphy (London: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2001).

Blake, G. G. History of Radio Telegraphy and Telephony. London: Chapman & Hall, 1928 (reprinted by Arno Press, 1974).

Bowers, Raymond, Alfred M. Lee, and Cary Hershey. Communications for a Mobile Society: An Assessment of New Technology. Beverly Hills, 
CA: Sage Publications, 1978. 

Broadsky, Ira. Wireless: The Revolution in Personal Telecommunications. Norwood, MA: Artech, 1995.

Bringing Information to People: Celebrating the Wireless Decade. Washington: Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, 1993.

Bussey, Gordon. Wireless: The Crucial Decade 1924 - 34 (London: Peter Peregrinus Ltd, 1990).

_____________. Marconi's Atlantic Leap (Coventry, U.K.: Marconi Communications, 2000).

Calhoun, George. Digital Cellular Radio. Norwood, MA: Artech, 1988, especially chapters 1-3.

Coe, Lewis. Wireless Radio: A Brief History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1996. 

Dalton, W.M. The Story of Radio, Part 2, Everyone an Amateur (Bristol: Adam Hilger, 1975).

___________. The Story of Radio, Part 3, The World Starts to Listen (Bristol: Adam Hilger, 1975).

Dearholt, Donald W. and McSpadden, William R. Electromagnetic Wave Propagation (NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1973).

Douglas, Alan. Radio Manufacturers of the 1920s, Volumes 1-3. Vestal, NY: Vestal Press, 1988-89. 

Douglas, Susan J. Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987. 

Dunlap, Jr. Orrin E. The Story of Radio (NY: The Dial Press, Inc., 1935).

Eastwood, Sir Eric (Ed). Wireless Telegraphy. New York: John Wiley “Royal Institution’s Library of Science,” 1974.

Fahie, J. J. A History of Wireless Telegraphy 1838-1899. Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1899, 1901 (reprinted by Arno Press, 1971).

Fleming, John Ambrose. The Principles of Electric Wave Elegraphy and Telephony. London: Longmans Green, 1910 (2nd ed).

Garrard, Garry A. Cellular Communications: World-wide Market Development (Norwood, MA: Artech House, Inc., 1998).

Garratt, G.R.M. The Early History of Radio from Faraday to Marconi (London: Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1994).

Hong, Sungook. Wireless: From Marconi's Black-Box to the Audion (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001).

Howeth, L.S. History of Communications-Electronics in the United States Navy (Washington, DC: U.S.G.P.O., 1963).

Inglis, Andrew F. Behind the Tube: A History of Broadcasting Technology and Business (Boston: Focal, 1990).

International Conference on 100 Years of Radio. London: Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1995.

Kerr, Richard. Wireless Telegraphy. London: Seely; New York: Scribner’s, 1898.

Kraeuter, David W. Radio and Television Pioneers: A Patent Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1992.

________. British Radio and Television Pioneers: A Patent Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1993.

Leinwoll, Stanley. From Spark to Satellite: A History of Radio Communication (NY: Scribner's. 1979.).

MacLaurin, W. Rupert. Invention and Innovation in the Radio Industry (Cambridge, MA: Macmillan, 1949).

Mayes, Thorn L. Wireless Communication in the United States: The Early Development of American Radio Operating Companies. East 
Greenwich, RI: New England Wireless and Steam Museum, 1989. 

McMillian, Jr., J. Rhett. The Primer of Public Safety Telecommunication Systems (Daytona Beach, FL: APCO International, Inc., 2000).

McNicol, Donald. Radio’s Conquest of Space: The Experimental Rise in Radio Communication. New York: Murray Hill Books, 1946 (reprinted 
by Arno Press, 1974).

Meurling, John, and Richard Jeans. The Mobile Phone Book: The Invention of the Mobile Telephone Industry. London: Communications Week 
International, 1994.

Morse, A. H. Radio: Beam and Broadcast: Its Story and Patents. London: Ernest Benn, 1925.

Nahin, Paul J. The Science of Radio, Second Edition (NY: Press of the American Institute of Physics, 1995).

_______________. The Science of Radio with MATLAB and Electronics Workbench Demonstrations (London: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 

O’Hara, J. G. and W. Pricha. Hertz and the Maxwellians: A Study and Documentation of the Discovery of Electromagnetic Wave Radiation, 
1873-1894. London: Peter Peregrinus in association with The Science Museum, 1987.

Orr, William I. Radio Handbook, Twenty-Third Edition (Boston, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997).

Phillips, V. J. Early Radio Wave Detectors. London: Peter Peregrinus in association with The Science Museum, 1980.

Pierce, George W. Principles of Wireless Telegraph (NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1910).

Rappaport, Theodore S. Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, Second Edition (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 

Schiffer, Michael B. The Portable Radio in American Life (Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 1991).

Schubert, Paul. The Electric Word: The Rise of Radio. New York: Macmillan, 1928 (reprinted by Arno Press, 1971).

Shiers, George (Ed). The Development of Wireless to 1920. New York: Arno Press “Historical Studies in Telecommunications,” 1977. 

Slotten, Hugh. Radio and Television Regulation: Broadcast Technology in the United States, 1920-1960 (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins 
University Press, 2000).

Souden, David. Voices over the Horizon: Tales from Cable and Wireless (London: Granta Editions, 1999).

Southworth, George. Forty Years of Radio Research: A Reportorial Account (NY: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, Inc., 1962).

Sterling, Christopher and George Shiers (Eds). History of Telecommunications Technology: An Annotated Bibliography (Lanham, MD: 
Scarecrow, 2000).

Stokes, John W. 70 Years of Radio Tubes and Valves: A Guide for Electronic Engineers, Historians, and Collectors. Vestal, NY: Vestal Press, 

Tarrant, D. R. Marconi's Miracle: The Wireless Bridging of the Atlantic (St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada: Flanker Press, 2001).

Tyne, Gerald F. J. Saga of the Vacuum Tube. Indianapolis: Howard W. Sams, 1977.

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. Wireless Technologies and the National Information Infrastructure. Washington: GPO, 

Wedlake, G. E. C. SOS: The Story of Radio Communication. New York: Crane, Russak, 1973.

Year-Book of Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony. London: The Wireless Press/Marconi, 1913-1925 (annual).

Books - Biography 

Bray, John. Innovation and the Communications Revolution from the Victorian Pioneers to Broadband Internet. London: Institution of Electrical 
Engineers, 2002.

Brittain, James E. Alexanderson: Pioneer in American Electrical Engineering. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press “Studies in the 
History of Technology,” 1992.

Buchwald, Jed Z. The Creation of Scientific Effects—Heinrich Hertz and Electric Waves. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

De Forest, Lee. Father of Radio. Chicago: Wilcox and Follett, 1950.

Dunlap, Orrin E. Jr. Radio’s 100 Men of Science. New York: Harper, 1944.

Fessenden, Helen. Fessenden–Builder of Tomorrows. New York: Coward-McCann, 1940 (reprinted by Arno Press, 1971).

Hawks, Ellison. Pioneers of Wireless. London: Methuen, 1927.

Jolly, W. P. Marconi. New York: Stein & Day, 1972.

__________. Sir Oliver Lodge: Physical Researcher and Scientist. Cranbury, NJ: Associate University Presses, 1975.

Lessing, Lawrence. Man of High Fidelity: Edwin Howard Armstrong, a Biography (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, Co., 1956).

Lewis, Tom. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Lodge, Oliver J. London: The Electrician, 1894, 1899, 1900 (reprinted by Arno Press, 1974), 1908.

MacGregor-Morris, John T. The Inventor of the Valve: A Biography of Sir Ambrose Fleming. London: Television Society, 1954.

Raby, Ormond. Radio's First Voice: The Story of Reginald Fessenden (Toronto: MacMillan of Canada, 1970).

Rowlands, Peter and J. Patrick Wilson (Eds). Oliver Lodge and the Invention of Radio. Liverpool: PD Publications, 1994.

Seifer, Marc J. Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla. Secaucus, NJ: Birch Lane, 1996.


P. A. Bello, "Characterization of Randomly Time-Variant Linear Channels,'' IEEE Transactions on Communications CS-11, 360-393, 1963.

Cellular Radio 84: Facts for the New Frontier. Television Digest, Inc., 1984.

“A Century of Wireless,” European Broadcasting Union Review, 263:2-96 (Spring 1995).

Chipman, Robert A. “DeForest and the Triode Detector,” Scientific American, 212:92-100 (March 1965). 

“Fiftieth Anniversary Issue, 1912-1962,” Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers, 50:529-1448 (May 1962). 

"The Legacies of Edwin Howard Armstrong." Proceedings of the Radio Club of America 64, 1990.

Morrisey, John W., ed. “The Legacies of Edwin Howard Armstrong,” Proceedings of the Radio Club of America, 63:3:1-321 (November 1990).

Noble, Daniel E. “The History of Land-Mobile Radio Communications,” Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers, 50:1405-1414 (May 

R. Price, "Further Notes and Anecdotes on Spread-Spectrum Origins," IEEE Trans. Commun., COM 31, 85-97, Jan. 1983.

R. A. Scholtz, "The Origins of Spread Spectrum Communications," IEEE Trans. Commun., COM 30, 822-854, May 1982 (Part I).

___________, "Notes on Spread Spectrum History," IEEE Trans. Commun., COM 31, 82-84, Jan. 1983.

Seitz, Frederick. “The Cosmic Inventor: Reginal Aubrey Fessenden (1866-1932),” , 89:6:1-77 (1999).

Sivowitch, Elliot N. “A Technological Survey of Broadcasting’s Pre-History,” Journal of Broadcasting, 15:1-20 (Winter 1970-71).

Yuzo Takahashi. "A Network of Tinkerers: The Advent of the Radio and Television Industry in Japan." Technology and Culture 41, no. 3, 460-84, 
July 2000.

G. L. Turin, "Communication through Noisy Random-Multipath Channels,'' 1956 IRE Convention Record 4, 154-166, 1956.

On-Line Bibliographies 

U.S. Early Radio History: Original Articles

Antique, Collectable, Rare Vacuum Tubes

Radio and Satellite Navigation

ELF-VLF radio wave propagation : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Spêatind, Norway, April 17-27, 1974

Radiowave Propagation over Ground T.S.M. MacLean, Z. Wu / Hardcover / Published 1993

Introduction to Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Paul Rohan / Hardcover / Published 1991

The Propagation of Radio Waves : The Theory of Radio Waves of Low Power in the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere K. G. Budden(Preface) / Paperback / Published 1988

Radio Antennas and Propagation : Radio Engineering Fundamentals William Gosling / Paperback / Published 1998

Radio Frequency Principles and Applications : The Generation, Propagation, and Reception of Signals and Noise (IEEE Press/Chapman & Hall Publishers se Albert A. Smith, Albert, Jr. Smith / Hardcover / Published 1998

A Basic Atlas of Radio-Wave Propagation Shigekazu Shibuya / Paperback / Published 1987

Chaos and Dynamics of Rays in Waveguide Media S.S. Abdullaev(Editor), G.M. Zaslavsky (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1992

Long Distance Propagation of Hf Radio Waves (Physics and Chemistry in Space, Vol 12) A.V. Gurevich, E.E. Tsedilina

Introduction to Radio Propagation for Fixed and Mobile Communications (Artech House Mobile Communications Series) John Doble / Hardcover / Published 1996

Radio Propagation in Cellular Networks Nathan Blaunstein / Hardcover / Published 1999

Radiowave Propagation and Antennas for Personal Communications (Artech House Antenna Library) Kazimierz Siwiak / Hardcover / Published 1998

1995 I E E E Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and U R S I National Radio Science Meeting (International Symposium Digest. 95ch Paperback / Published 1995

1998 Ieee-Aps Conference on Antennas and Propagation for Wireless Communications : November 1-4, 1998, Westin Hotel Waltham, Massachusetts Ieee-Aps Conference on Antennas and Propagation for Wireless communica / Paperback / Published 1998

Radar Propagation at Low Altitudes M. Littleton Meeks / Hardcover / Published 1982

Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing : 21-23 April 1992 Orlando, Florida (Spie Proceedings, Vol 1688) Anton Kohnle(Editor), Walter B. Miller (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1992

Modern Topics in Microwave Propagation and Air-Sea Interaction : Proceedings (NATO Advance Study Institutes : No C-5) A. Zancia(Editor), R (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1973

Radio Propagation for Modern Wireless Systems Henry L. Bertoni / Textbook Binding / Published 1999

Radiowave Propagation and Antennas for Personal Communications/Book and Disk (The Artech House Antenna Library) Kazimierz Siwiak / Hardcover / Published 1995

The New Shortwave Propagation Handbook George Jacobs, et al / Paperback / Published 1995

Propagation of Radiowaves M. P. M. Hall(Editor), et al / Hardcover / Published 1996

Propagation of Short Radio Waves Donald E Kerr(Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1987

Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves from Rough Surfaces Petr Beckmann, Andre Spizzichino / Hardcover / Published 1987

The Shortwave Propagation Handbook (Cq Technical Series) Cohen / Paperback / Published 1991

Wave Propagation in the Ionosphere (Developments in Electromagnetic Theory and Applications, Vol 5) K. Rawer / Hardcover / Published 1993

Conference on Propagation of Radio Waves at Frequencies Above 10 GHz, 10-13 April 1973

Effects of the troposphere on radio communication M. P. M. Hall

Electromagnetic waves in moving magneto-plasmas Basant R. Chawla

The handbook of solar flare monitoring & propagation forecasting Carl M. Chernan

Handbook of Solar Flare Monitoring and Propagation Forecasting C.M. Chernan

Oscillator Design and Computer Simulation/Book and Disk Randall W. Rhea

Phase and frequency instabilities in electromagnetic wave propagation

The physics of microwave propagation Donald C. Livingston

Propagation of waves Pierre David

Electromagnetic Waves in Stratified Media (Ieee/Oup Series on Electromagnetic Wave Theory) James R. Wait / Hardcover / Published 1995

Introduction to Antennas & Propagation James R. Wait

Antennas and Radiowave Propagation (McGraw-Hill Series in Electrical Engineering) Robert E. Collin / Hardcover / Published 1985

The Mobile Radio Propagation Channel J.D. Parsons, David Parsons / Paperback / Published 1996

Microwave propagation studies, measurements and education in Surabaya, Indonesia

Microwave Transmission for Telecommunications Paul F. Combes(Translator), W.J. Fufflin (Translator)

Mode coupling phenomena in the high-frequency vertical soundings of the high-latitude ionosphere Lasse Jalonen

Natural VLF Radio Waves Toshimi Okada, Akira Iwai

Natural Vlf Radio Waves

Oblique ionospheric radiowave propagation at frequencies near the lowest usable high frequency

Optics in atmospheric propagation and adaptive systems : 27-28 September 1995, Paris, France

Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Random Phenomena : 26-27 September 1994, Rome, Italy (Proceedings Europto, Vol 2312) Anton Kohnle(Editor), et al / Paperback / Published 1994

1974 U.R.S.I. Symposium on Electromagnetic Wave Theory, 9-12, July 1974 [held at the] Imperial College of Science and Technology

Proceedings of the 1992 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation : September 22-25, 1992, Sapporo, Japan

ELF/VLF Radio Wave Propagation, Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Spåtind, Norway, April 17-27, 1974, edited by Jan A. Holtet, University of Oslo, Dept. of Physics, Norway


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