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

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

by Joel N. Shurkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403988153

ISBN-13: 9781403988157

Pub. Date: 06/13/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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:
9781403988157
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/13/2006
Series:
MacSci Series
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.04(d)

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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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