Distant Vision: Romance and Discovery on an Invisible Frontier

Distant Vision: Romance and Discovery on an Invisible Frontier

[Farnsworth, Philo T.]; Mrs. Elma G. "Pem" Farnsworth

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Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Pemberly Kent Publishers
Date Published: 1989
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0962327603
Book Id: 41503


333pp. Octavo [24 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with the title stamped in bold gilt on the spine and front cover. Illustrated. Very good. The covers are slightly cocked, and there is a presentation label on the front pastedown. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with mild surface and edge wear.


From the dust jacket- "Philo T. Farnsworth's all-electronic television ranks with Edison's phonograph and Bell's telephone. His contributions to our culture have forever transformed the way we live. This book tells the story of a dreamer blessed with ability to make his dreams come true." Not only did Farnsworth produce the first exclusively electronic television picture in San Francisco on September 7, 1927, but he also went on to pursue even more daring work, when in the 1960's he designed and constructed a device capable of producing nuclear fusion.