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Crystal fire : the birth of the information age

Author: Michael Riordan; Lillian Hoddeson
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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It is hard to imagine any device more crucial to modern life than the microchip and the transistor from which it sprang. Every waking hour people of the world take their vast benefits for granted - in cellular phones, ATMs, wrist watches, calculators, computers, automobiles, radios, televisions, fax machines, copiers, stoplights, and thousands of other electronic devices. Without a doubt, the transistor is the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Bardeen; Brattain; Shockley; John Bardeen; William Shockley; Walter H Brattain; John Bardeen; Walter H Brattain; William Shockley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Riordan; Lillian Hoddeson
ISBN: 0393041247 9780393041248
OCLC Number: 35762766
Description: x, 352 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Dawn of an age --
Born with the century --
The revolution within --
Industrial strength science --
The physics of dirt --
The fourth column --
Point of entry --
Minority views --
The daughter of invention --
Spreading the flames --
California dreaming --
The monolithic idea.
Responsibility: Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson.

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This is the story of the transistor, one of the most important inventions of the 20th century, which was invented at the Bell Laboratories in December 1947 by John Bardeen and Walter Brattain and  Read more...

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