Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information age download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Riordan

Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information age download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Riordan year 1998
  • Book name: Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information age
  • Author: Michael Riordan
  • Release date: 1998/8/28
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780393318517
  • Rating: 9.62 of 10
  • Votes: 266
  • Review by: Audrina Broome
  • Review rating: 9.56 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/10
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: On December 16, 1947, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, physicists at Bell Laboratories, jabbed two electrodes into a sliver of germanium. The power flowing from the germanium far exceeded what went in; in that moment the transistor was invented and the Information Age was born. No other devices have been as crucial to modern life as the transistor and the microchip it spawned, but the story of the science and personalities that made these inventions possible has not been fully told until now. Crystal Fire fills this gap and carries the story forward. William Shockley, Bell Labs' team leader and co-recipient of the Nobel Prize with Brattain and Bardeen for the discovery, grew obsessed with the transistor and went on to become the father of Silicon Valley. Here is a deeply human story about the process of invention - including the competition and economic aspirations involved - all part of the greatest technological explosion in history. The intriguing history of the transistor - its inventors, physics, and stunning impact on society and the economy - unfolds here in a richly told tale.'-Science News 'Thoroughly accessible to lay readers as well as the techno-savvy. . . . [A] fine book.'-Publishers Weekly
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H3M28S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Transistors, Electronic Devices & Materials, History Of Science, History Of Engineering & Technology, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 27.61 USD
  • Dimensions: 142x211x25mm
  • Weight: 380g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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