Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age / Edition 2
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Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age / Edition 2

by J. Shurkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230551920

ISBN-13: 9780230551923

Pub. Date: 01/08/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This is the first biography of William Shockley, founding father of Silicon Valley - one of the most significant and reviled scientists of the 20th century. Drawing upon unique access to the private Shockley archives, veteran technology historian and journalist Joel Shurkin gives an unflinching account of how such promise ended in such ignominy.  See more details below

Overview

This is the first biography of William Shockley, founding father of Silicon Valley - one of the most significant and reviled scientists of the 20th century. Drawing upon unique access to the private Shockley archives, veteran technology historian and journalist Joel Shurkin gives an unflinching account of how such promise ended in such ignominy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230551923
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
01/08/2008
Series:
Macmillan Science
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2006
Pages:
378
Sales rank:
787,395
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements PART I Nevada England California Physics and M.I.T. "Highly Explosive Character" World War 2 PART II "The Magic Month" "We Better Call Shockley" "There's Enough Glory in This for Everyone" "....To Do My Climbing by Moonlight and Unroped" "Well-equipped Female with Brains" "Really Peculiar Ideas about How to Motivate People" PART III "Three Generations of Imbeciles is Enough" "What Law of Nature Have You Discovered?" "Someday We May Actually Be Very Alone" "The High Cost of Thinking the Unthinkable" "I love you" Bibliography

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