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Building tiny transistors

Author: Glen Phelan; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©2003.
Series: National Geographic reading expeditions.; Scientists in their times.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the team of Shockley, Brattain, and Bardeen, inventors of the transistor, and De Forest, the inventor of the vacuum tube. Examines how transistors changed the world of computing and communications.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Lee De Forest; John Bardeen; William Shockley; Walter H Brattain; Robert Koch; Grace Murray Hopper; John Bardeen; Walter H Brattain; Lee De Forest; Grace Murray Hopper; Robert Koch; William Shockley
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Phelan; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 0792288971 9780792288978
OCLC Number: 56480607
Target Audience: Grades 3-8.
Description: 40 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The first computers --
De Forest paves the way --
ENIAC: the first electronic computer --
The dream team --
A new era --
Transistors today --
Gallery of scientists --
Glossary.
Series Title: National Geographic reading expeditions.; Scientists in their times.
Responsibility: Glen Phelan.

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Discusses the team of Shockley, Brattain, and Bardeen, inventors of the transistor, and De Forest, the inventor of the vacuum tube. Examines how transistors changed the world of computing and communications.

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