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1 TARRANT, D. R. Atlantic Sentinel : Newfoundland's Role in Transatlantic Cable Communications. signed by the author
Flanker Press, St. John's, NF, 1999, ISBN:1894463005 
TARRANT, D. R. Atlantic Sentinel: Newfoundland's Role in Transatlantic Cable Communications. St. John's Newfoundland: Flanker Press, 1999. Pp 159. Illustrated with photos, maps, and drawings to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. Because of Newfoundland’s location in relation to Europe the island played a significant role in transatlantic communications. Donald Tarrant a professional engineer presents a fascinating account of the history of this monumental project. He examines social and political factors that spearheaded the scheme, the role of the major players involved, the local communities that housed cable stations, and the practical details of the creation anduse of the technology that in the end ensured the successful out come of t his undertaking. Names of communities, cable ships, and different commercial telegraph companies involved in the project are all here. Vg. Signed by the author. 15.00

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2 TARRANT, D.R. Challenge and Change : An Illustrated History of Engineering and Geoscience in Newfoundland and Labrador
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, 2002, ISBN:0973177705 
TARRANT, D... Challenge and Change : An Illustrated History of Engineering and Geoscience in Newfoundland and Labrador. Commemorating fifty years of Professional Engineering and Geoscience in Newfoundland and Labrador (1952-2002). (St. John's, NL : Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland, 2002). Pp (14),[1]-269,(5). Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated white card covers, French flaps, lettered in maroon and grey. "Challenge and Change looks at Newfoundland and Labrador's exciting history of engineering and geoscience by reviewing the projects resulting fromthese professions -- the mines, hydro projects, railroads, paper mills and all developments. Many among them have been of a world-class standard such as the massive Churchill Falls Hydro poroject and the Hibernia platform. However, not all of the province's engineering and geoscience history in recent, since before the professions became regulated, there were numerous engineering and geoscience undertakings in the province. Some of these include the early transatlantic telegraph and telephone cables, the railway, the highways, various mining operations, and the military bases of the 1940s. In 1952, the Association of Professional Engineers of Newfoundland was formed to regulate the practice of Professional Engineering in the province. This book commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of that association which in 1989 was expanded to include geoscientists and renamed the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland (APEGN)." (from the front flaps). Contents : Foreword - President of APEGN; 1. Early Engineering in Newfoundland; 2. Communications - From Gisborne to Satellites; 3. Electricity - From Petty Harbour to the Mighty Churchill; 4. Transportation - Land, Sea and Air; 5. Mining - From Ballast to Bullion; 6. Pulp and Paper - Serving the Newspapers of the World; 7. Construction; 8. Marine - Fishery andShipbuilding; 9. Oil and Gas - From Parsons Pond to Hibernia and Beyond; 1 0. Enginering and Geoscience Education and Research in the Province; 11. The History of APEGN; 12. Epilogue. Very good. 30.00

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3 TARRANT, D. R. MARCONI, Guglielmo Marconi's Miracle : The Wireless Bridging of the Atlantic
Flanker Press, St. John's, NF, 2001, ISBN:1894463137 
TARRANT, D. R. Marconi's Miracle : The Wireless Bridging of the Atlantic . St. John's, NF: Flanker Press, 2001. Pp. [1]-109,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated grey card covered boards. "On December 12, 1901, from Signal Hill,St. John's, Newfoundland, Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlant ic radio signal. This is the story of that remarkable event." - from the rear cover. Vg. 20.00

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