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

Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information age Audiobook download free by Michael Riordan
  • Listen audiobook: Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information age
  • Author: Michael Riordan
  • Release date: 1998/6/15
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780393318517
  • Rating: 9.74 of 10
  • Votes: 763
  • Review by: Nathalia Bostic
  • Review rating: 7.2 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/25
  • Duration: 4H27M58S in 256 kbps (70.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-19
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, AIFF, MP3, WMA, Musepack, FLAC, WAV, AC3 (compression TBZ2, ZIP, TZO, BZ, RZ, RAR, Z)
  • Total pages original book: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 31M5S (8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Transistors, History Of Science, History Of Engineering & Technology, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society, Electronic Devices & Materials
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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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