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Dawn of the electronic age : electrical technologies in the shaping of the modern world, 1914 to 1945

Author: Frederik Nebeker
Publisher: Piscataway, NJ : IEEE ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2009]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores how knowledge of a new type of electrical engineering--electronics--and its main applications developed in various scientific, economic, and social contexts--during the period of two world wars and the decades in between--and explains how each was profoundly affected by electrical technologies. --Adapted from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederik Nebeker
ISBN: 9780470260654 0470260653 9780470409756 0470409754
OCLC Number: 261924797
Description: xi, 536 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Great War and wireless communications --
Electrical technologies in total war --
Electrification in the interwar period --
The Jazz Age and radio broadcasting --
Postwar recovery and the Great Depression : electrical technologies in industry and commerce --
Electrical technologies and the consumer culture --
Communication technologies in democratic and totalitarian countries --
Electrical engineering in an age of science --
World War II and electrical technology --
Radar, the weapon that decided the war --
Conclusion : dawn of the electronic age.
Other Titles: Electrical technologies in the shaping of the modern world, 1914 to 1945
Responsibility: Frederik Nebeker.
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