Cover image for Communication satellites : their development and impact
Communication satellites : their development and impact
Hudson, Heather E.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, [1990]

Physical Description:
xiii, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library TK5104 .H83 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

On Order

Reviews 1

Choice Review

Hudson has written a unique and fascinating book that covers thoroughly the history, development, and impact of communication satellites upon life and society, and does so in an interesting and readable style. The book is authoritative and comprehensive, and it obviously represents a considerable amount of research. Although the book is nontechnical in nature (it contains very few numbers), it should help to give a perspective to those working in the technical aspects of the satellite field. Hudson's work is distinguished from other descriptive writings by the professional manner in which politics and economics are interwoven with the technical aspects of satellites. To view communication satellites in a strictly scientific manner would be very narrow-minded, since many of the technical decisions have been made because of economic and political factors. Hudson is keenly aware of this, and has done a commendable job of including such social factors without turning the book into an editorial piece. General readers. -M. S. Roden, California State University, Los Angeles

Google Preview