Kingfisher Knowledge is a groundbreaking series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Lively, engaging text, packed with information, accompanies stunning photographs that enhance each chapter. Amazing, state-of-the-art digital artwork guides readers into the fascinating heart of the subject. This learning adventure does not stop there - information panels throughout lead the reader to further discovery. Each chapter offers website links, book lists, places to visit and career information. Communication explores the many technologies that we use every day to share news and information. Discover how these systems have evolved and developed from Meucci's first telephone that was 'held' in the mouth, to making calls from the Antarctic on satellite phones, and from tapping the dots and dashes of Morse code to sending emails to friends thousands of miles away. Find out how messages were sent in times of war, and how censored codes can be cracked. Learn how different people communicated through the ages, from the body language of the early hominids to the loud drum-beating of the Yoruba in Africa.