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The Resource Crystal fire : the birth of the information age, Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson

Crystal fire : the birth of the information age, Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson

Label
Crystal fire : the birth of the information age
Title
Crystal fire
Title remainder
the birth of the information age
Statement of responsibility
Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is hard to imagine any device more crucial to modern life than the microchip and the transistor from which it sprang. Every waking hour people of the world take their vast benefits for granted - in cellular phones, ATMs, wrist watches, calculators, computers, automobiles, radios, televisions, fax machines, copiers, stoplights, and thousands of other electronic devices. Without a doubt, the transistor is the most important artifact of the twentieth century and the "nerve cell" of our electronic age. Crystal Fire recounts the story of the transistor team at Bell Labs headed up by William Shockley who shared the Nobel Prize with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain. While his colleagues went on to other research, Shockley grew increasingly obsessed with the new gadget. Eventually he formed his own firm - the first semiconductor company in what would become Silicon Valley, spawning hundreds of other businesses and a multi-billion-dollar industry. Above all, Crystal Fire is a tale of the human factors in technology - the pride and jealousies coupled with scientific and economic aspiration that led to the creation of modern microelectronics and ignited the greatest technological explosion in history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riordan, Michael
Dewey number
621.381/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK7809
LC item number
.R56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoddeson, Lillian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bardeen
  • Brattain
  • Shockley
  • Bardeen, John
  • Shockley, William
  • Brattain, Walter H
  • Bardeen, John
  • Brattain, Walter H
  • Shockley, William
  • Electronics
  • Transistors
  • Électronique
  • Transistors
  • Electronics
  • Transistors
  • Transistoren
  • Halfgeleiders
  • Micro-elektronica
  • ELETRÔNICA (HISTÓRIA)
  • Transistor
  • Erfindung
  • Geschichte
  • Transistors - Histoire
  • Électronique - Histoire
  • Erfindung
  • Geschichte
  • Transistor
Label
Crystal fire : the birth of the information age, Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dawn of an age -- Born with the century -- The revolution within -- Industrial strength science -- The physics of dirt -- The fourth column -- Point of entry -- Minority views -- The daughter of invention -- Spreading the flames -- California dreaming -- The monolithic idea
Control code
ocm35762766
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 352 p.
Isbn
9780393041248
Lccn
96047464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35762766
  • (OCoLC)35762766
Label
Crystal fire : the birth of the information age, Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dawn of an age -- Born with the century -- The revolution within -- Industrial strength science -- The physics of dirt -- The fourth column -- Point of entry -- Minority views -- The daughter of invention -- Spreading the flames -- California dreaming -- The monolithic idea
Control code
ocm35762766
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 352 p.
Isbn
9780393041248
Lccn
96047464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35762766
  • (OCoLC)35762766

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