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The cryotron files : the strange death of a pioneering Cold War computer scientist

Author: Iain Dey; Douglas Buck
Publisher: London : Icon Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The true life story of Dudley Buck, an American Cold War hero whose pioneering work with computer chips placed him firmly in the sights of the KGB.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dey, Iain.
Cryotron files.
London : Icon Books, 2018
(OCoLC)1053852663
Named Person: Dudley Buck
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Dey; Douglas Buck
ISBN: 9781785784354 1785784358 9781468315783 1468315781
OCLC Number: 1048595515
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; 1: Project Lightning; 2: Santa Barbara Sound Laboratories; 3: The V-12 Program; 4: Seesaw; 5: Operation Rusty; 6: Project Whirlwind; 7: Memory; 8: Forging Bonds; 9: Project Nomad; 10: Two Small Wires; 11: The Cryotron; 12: Lab Rats; 13: The Missile Gap; 14: Fame; 15: The Post-Sputnik Effect; 16: A Reciprocal Arrangement; 17: The Missile Men; 18: The Russians have Landed; 19: A Package; 20: The Extra Pieces of the Puzzle; 21: Postscript; List of Interviewee; Chapter Notes; Acknowledgments; Index; Plates; Copyright.
Responsibility: Douglas Buck, Iain Dey.

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