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Electronics : the life story of a technology

Author: David Morton; Joseph Gabriel
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive account of the history of one of the late 20th century's greatest technologies - the field of electron devices. Some of these devices, the laser and the microchip for example, have become household words, but their origins and operation are largely unknown to the general public.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Morton; Joseph Gabriel
ISBN: 9780801887734 0801887739
OCLC Number: 153582601
Notes: Originally published: Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2004.
Description: xi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David L. Morton and Joseph Gabriel.

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