Moon-Element: Introduction to Wonders of Selenium Hardcover 1924 by E.E. Fournier D'Albe - Octophone - Scientific Advancement - Technology


Title: The Moon-Element: An Introduction to the Wonders of Selenium

Author: E. E. [Edmund Edward] Fournier D'Albe, D.Sc., F. Inst. P.

Description: Maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and blind stamped lettering on front. Light spotting to boards; short split at tail of spine; light fraying at head of spine. Foxing. Illustrations plus 8 plates including frontispiece. Index. 166 pp. 8.75 x 5.75 inches.

Edmund Edward Fournier d'Albe (1868-1933) was an Irish physicist, astrophysicist and chemist, and a university professor. He was the inventor of the optophone, a device that could translate printed letters into distinct sounds, via a beam of light, and which was intended as a reading apparatus for the blind. He also had an pronounced interest in parapsychology and spiritualism and was involved with the Dublin section of the Society for Psychical Research.

Contents: Preface; Electricity and Light: A Sketch of Modern Knowledge; Dates and Data Concerning Selenium and Selenium Cells; Nature of the Action of Light on Selenium; Applications Based upon Relays; Picture Transmission and Television; Optical Instruments of the Future; Conversion of Light into Sound; Optophone Reading for the Blind; Conveying Speech Along a Beam of Light; Kinematograms of the Voice: The Talking Film.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Place: New York
Year: 1924

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: optophone, photophone, selenium, metalloid, electromagnetism, scientific advancement, fax, television, radio, pioneers, pioneer, aid to the blind, blindness,

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