skip to content
Crystal fire : the birth of the information age Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Crystal fire : the birth of the information age

Author: Michael Riordan; Lillian Hoddeson; Dennis McKee
Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audiobooks, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
On December 16, 1947, two physicists at Bell Laboratories, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, jabbed two electrodes into a sliver of germanium half an inch long. The electrical power coming out of that piece of germanium was 100 times stronger than what went in. In that moment, the transistor was invented and the information age began. Crystal Fire recounts the story of the transistor team at Bell Labs, led by  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Riordan; Lillian Hoddeson; Dennis McKee
ISBN: 0786113758 : 9780786113750
OCLC Number: 39802428
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Dennis McKee.
Description: 9 sound cassettes (13.5 hr.) : analog.
Responsibility: Michael Riordan and Lillian Hoddeson.

Abstract:

On December 16, 1947, two physicists at Bell Laboratories, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, jabbed two electrodes into a sliver of germanium half an inch long. The electrical power coming out of that piece of germanium was 100 times stronger than what went in. In that moment, the transistor was invented and the information age began. Crystal Fire recounts the story of the transistor team at Bell Labs, led by William Shockley, who shared the Nobel Prize with Bardeen and Brattain. While his colleagues went on to other research, Shockley grew increasingly obsessed with the new gadget. He went on to form the first semiconductor company in what would become Silicon Valley. Above all, Crystal Fire is a tale of the human factors in technology: the pride and jealousies coupled with scientific and economic aspirations that led to the creation of modern microelectronics and ignited the greatest technological explosion in history.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39802428>
library:oclcnum"39802428"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/39802428>
rdf:typej.2:Compact_Cassette
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typej.2:Audiobook
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1998"
schema:description"On December 16, 1947, two physicists at Bell Laboratories, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, jabbed two electrodes into a sliver of germanium half an inch long. The electrical power coming out of that piece of germanium was 100 times stronger than what went in. In that moment, the transistor was invented and the information age began. Crystal Fire recounts the story of the transistor team at Bell Labs, led by William Shockley, who shared the Nobel Prize with Bardeen and Brattain. While his colleagues went on to other research, Shockley grew increasingly obsessed with the new gadget. He went on to form the first semiconductor company in what would become Silicon Valley. Above all, Crystal Fire is a tale of the human factors in technology: the pride and jealousies coupled with scientific and economic aspirations that led to the creation of modern microelectronics and ignited the greatest technological explosion in history."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1104602>
schema:genre"Audiobooks."@en
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"History."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Crystal fire the birth of the information age"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.