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- DescriptionElectronics provides a welcome, comprehensive history of one of the late twentieth century's greatest techlogies: electronic devices. Some of them, the laser and the microchip for example, have become household words. Yet their origins and operation are largely unkwn to the general public, remaining mysterious outside the field of engineering. Their advent brought about many of the most important historical developments in recent memory-the rise of television, the Cold War, the Space Race, the growth of Asian semiconductor manufacturers, and the emergence of the surveillance society. Electronics also relates the fascinating stories of how scientists and engineers created and commercialized such devices as the transistor, the Magnetron tube used to power microwave ovens, the CRT (cathode ray tube), the laser, the first integrated circuit, the microprocessor, and memory chips.
- Author BiographyDavid L. Morton Jr., a historian of technology with expertise in the history of sound recording, electronics, and electric power, has been a research historian for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is the author of Sound Recording: The Life Story of a Technology, also published in paperback by Johns Hopkins. Joseph Gabriel is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego.
- Author(s)David L. Morton,Joseph Gabriel
- PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
- Date of Publication30/11/2007
- SubjectElectronics Engineering & Communications Engineering
- Place of PublicationBaltimore, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohns Hopkins University Press
- Content Note24, 12 black & white halftones, 12 black & white line drawings
- Weight363 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest AgeFrom 13
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