WorldCat Identities

Thackray, Arnold 1939-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 216 publications in 2 languages and 4,455 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewer, Compiler
Classifications: QD22.D2, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Arnold Thackray
 
Most widely held works by Arnold Thackray
John Dalton; critical assessments of his life and science by Arnold Thackray( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atoms and powers; an essay on Newtonian matter-theory and the development of chemistry by Arnold Thackray( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gentlemen of science : early years of the British Association for the Advancement of Science by Jack Morrell( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemistry in America, 1876-1976 : historical indicators by Arnold Thackray( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private science : biotechnology and the rise of the molecular sciences( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The word "Biotechnologie," used to describe technology based on biological raw materials, was coined in Hungary in 1917 by Karl Ereky, who met the threat of wartime famine by intensive fattening of huge numbers of pigs." "Today, 250 public companies and perhaps another thousand privately held corporations are represented by the Biotechnology Industry Organization - all of them in the business of altering the genetic make-up of living things - and their activities have become the subject of vigorous debate among scholars, policymakers, and numerous other groups." "Private Science is a contribution to that debate, focusing particularly on the relationships among corporations, universities, and national governments involved in biotechnological research. Essays in this collection examine the political and economic operations of the biotechnology industry and place those operations in historical context, tracing the history of both the institutional frameworks within which they developed and the ideas, attitudes, and language which shaped, and continue to shape, their development."--Jacket
Moore's law : the life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's quiet revolutionary by Arnold Thackray( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our world today-from the phone in your pocket to the car that you drive, the allure of social media to the strategy of the Pentagon-has been shaped irrevocably by the technology of silicon transistors. Year after year, for half a century, these tiny switches have enabled ever-more startling capabilities. Their incredible proliferation has altered the course of human history as dramatically as any political or social revolution. At the heart of it all has been one quiet Californian: Gordon Moore. At Fairchild Semiconductor, his seminal Silicon Valley startup, Moore-a young chemist turned electronics entrepreneur-had the defining insight: silicon transistors, and microchips made of them, could make electronics profoundly cheap and immensely powerful. Microchips could double in power, then redouble again in clockwork fashion. History has borne out this insight, which we now call "Moore's Law", and Moore himself, having recognized it, worked endlessly to realize his vision. With Moore's technological leadership at Fairchild and then at his second start-up, the Intel Corporation, the law has held for fifty years. The result is profound: from the days of enormous, clunky computers of limited capability to our new era, in which computers are placed everywhere from inside of our bodies to the surface of Mars. Moore led nothing short of a revolution. In Moore's Law, Arnold Thackray, David C. Brock, and Rachel Jones give the authoritative account of Gordon Moore's life and his role in the development both of Silicon Valley and the transformative technologies developed there. Told by a team of writers with unparalleled access to Moore, his family, and his contemporaries, this is the human story of man and a career that have had almost superhuman effects. The history of twentieth-century technology is littered with overblown "revolutions." Moore's Law is essential reading for anyone seeking to learn what a real revolution looks like. "--
Science and values; patterns of tradition and change by Arnold Thackray( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arnold O. Beckman : one hundred years of excellence by Arnold Thackray( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arnold O. Beckman was a legend in his time: the blacksmith's son who grew up to play a pivotal role in the instrumentation revolution that dramatically changed science, technology, and society. From his rural boyhood world of farming and woodworking, through his service in the U.S. Marines and his appointment to the Caltech faculty, to his path-breaking creation of the pH meter, the DU spectrophotometer, and the establishment of the Beckman Instruments company, this work portrays an individual whose ingenuity and integrity made him a scientific leader and industrial pioneer. It also discusses his role in California and national politics, and his career as a major philanthropist
Constructing knowledge in the history of science by Constructing knowledge in the history of science( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science after '40 by Arnold Thackray( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary classics in physical, chemical, and earth sciences( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary classics in engineering and applied sciences( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Frederick and Mildred Topp Othmer : a commemorative of their lives and legacies( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new view of the origin of Dalton's atomic theory by Henry E Roscoe( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moore's law : the life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's quiet revolutionary by Arnold Thackray( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our world today-from the phone in your pocket to the car that you drive, the allure of social media to the strategy of the Pentagon-has been shaped irrevocably by the technology of silicon transistors. Year after year, for half a century, these tiny switches have enabled ever-more startling capabilities. Their incredible proliferation has altered the course of human history as dramatically as any political or social revolution. At the heart of it all has been one quiet Californian: Gordon Moore.At Fairchild Semiconductor, his seminal Silicon Valley startup, Moore-a young chemist turned electronics entrepreneur-had the defining insight: silicon transistors, and microchips made of them, could make electronics profoundly cheap and immensely powerful. Microchips could double in power, then redouble again in clockwork fashion. History has borne out this insight, which we now call "Moore's Law", and Moore himself, having recognized it, worked endlessly to realize his vision. With Moore's technological leadership at Fairchild and then at his second start-up, the Intel Corporation, the law has held for fifty years. The result is profound: from the days of enormous, clunky computers of limited capability to our new era, in which computers are placed everywhere from inside of our bodies to the surface of Mars.Moore led nothing short of a revolution. In Moore's Law, Arnold Thackray, David C. Brock, and Rachel Jones give the authoritative account of Gordon Moore's life and his role in the development both of Silicon Valley and the transformative technologies developed there. Told by a team of writers with unparalleled access to Moore, his family, and his contemporaries, this is the human story of man and a career that have had almost superhuman effects. The history of twentieth-century technology is littered with overblown "revolutions." Moore's Law is essential reading for anyone seeking to learn what a real revolution looks like
Essays of an information scientist by Eugene Garfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword; Essays of an information scientist; Communication in science; Collected works; Abstracting and indexing; Collected works; Information science
1986. Towards scientography by Eugene Garfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Matter in a nut - shell' : Newton's Opticks and eighteenth - century chemistry by Arnold Thackray( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, founder, Beckman Instruments, Inc by Arnold O Beckman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Beckman talks about his early life and what influenced his choice of career in science. He also talks about his research studies
 
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Chemistry in America, 1876-1976 : historical indicators
Alternative Names
Arnold Thackray British chemist and historian

Arnold Thackray Brits scheikundige

Arnold Thackray englischer Chemiehistoriker

Thackray, Arnold W. 1939-

Languages
English (150)

Italian (3)

Covers
Private science : biotechnology and the rise of the molecular sciencesArnold O. Beckman : one hundred years of excellenceConstructing knowledge in the history of scienceScience after '40Donald Frederick and Mildred Topp Othmer : a commemorative of their lives and legacies