The Great Transatlantic Cable


Subject:
Technology , Telegraph

Description:
Companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary about the undersea cable placed between the U.S. and Britain in the 1860s to allow telegraph contact. Features a timeline, cable jokes, and details about people and events, such as Cyrus Field ("father of the transatlantic cable"), Matthew Fontaine Maury (the person who calculated the cable route), and natural plastic gutta-percha that insulated the cable. Also includes a teacher's guide and transcript.

Publisher:
PBS Online; WGBH

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/cable/


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