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The man who saw tomorrow : the life and inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Author: Lillian Hoddeson; Peter K Garrett
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Economist called Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922--2012) the Edison of our age, but this apt comparison doesn't capture the full range of his achievements. As an independent, self-educated inventor, Ovshinsky not only created many important devices but made fundamental discoveries in materials science. This book offers the first full-length biography of a visionary whose energy and information innovations continue  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Stanford R Ovshinsky; Stanford R Ovshinsky; Stanford R Ovshinsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Hoddeson; Peter K Garrett
ISBN: 9780262037532 026203753X
OCLC Number: 993134373
Description: xv, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Lillian Hoddeson and Peter K. Garrett.

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The first full-length biography of a brilliant, self-taught inventor whose innovations in information and energy technology continue to shape our world.  Read more...

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An invaluable resource to historians interested in the confluence of knowledge, entrepreneurship, and materials underlying the information age.-Physics in Perspective

 
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