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Electronics: The Life Story of a Technology (Greenwood Technographies) Hardcover – November 30, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0313332470 ISBN-10: 0313332479

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  • Series: Greenwood Technographies
  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (November 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313332479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313332470
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,831,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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?This book will be very useful if you are involved in delivering courses, such as general studies, which attempt to make connections between science and society. If you ignore the plethora of names and acronyms, this book is a sobering account of the economics of the past development of the semiconductor devices which give us so much ease and delight today....Put this book in your school library. Read it if you teach, or aspire to teach, electronics or physics. It will give you a fresh perspective on how silk purses (such as Ipods) can indeed be made from sows' ears (such as ICBM guidance systems).?-School Science Review

Book Description

Provides the first history of what engineers call electron devices—vacuum tubes, lasers, image displays, transistors, and computer chips—that form the hidden but increasingly important guts of modern technologies.

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The book was complete and covered a great deal of inventions and improvements. However, it fell short I feel in not pointing out the really importent inventions & processes that really made a difference. Examples are the "Planner" process which made possible the intergrated circuit and ENIAC, the first electronic computer.

F. A. Eckert
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