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Information Age

Six Networks That Changed Our World

Tilly Blyth (ed.)

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 901 5

    Size: 280 x 240 mm / 9.4 x 11 in.

    Binding: Hardback

    Pages: 224

    In association with:

    Date published: September, 2014

    UK £35 /US $55


  • Major new book on network communications technology accompanying the new permanent gallery at London’s Science Museum, which was opened by HM The Queen in October 2014.
  • Draws on the world-class expertise and collections of the Science Museum, London
  • Includes newly commissioned essays by David Attenborough, Stephen Baxter, Lucy Delap, James Gleick, Mo Ibrahim, Martha Lane Fox and Tom Standage.


The book tells a human story of success and failure, brave new ideas and ambitious schemes, and our universal need to connect. It includes excerpts from unique interviews with the BBC team who created the world’s first global satellite broadcast in 1967, soldiers that used GPS during the first Gulf war in 1991, and business people from Cameroon whose lives have been transformed by the economic possibilities of mobile telephony since 1997.

Richly illustrated and refreshingly accessible, Information Age illuminates stories about our digital age and gives a voice to the users, as well as the innovators, of new technology.

Author information

Tilly Blyth is Keeper of Technologies and Engineering at the Science Museum, London.