Exposing Electronics

Exposing Electronics

by Bernard Finn
     
 

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Finn, curator of the electrical collections at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, gathers ten contributions written by historians of science which discuss the birth of the core electronic technologies of the 20th century: J.A. Fleming's valve, Seymour Cray's supercomputers, and I.I. Rabi's preliminary nuclear research. First published in 2000 by… See more details below

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Finn, curator of the electrical collections at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, gathers ten contributions written by historians of science which discuss the birth of the core electronic technologies of the 20th century: J.A. Fleming's valve, Seymour Cray's supercomputers, and I.I. Rabi's preliminary nuclear research. First published in 2000 by license from Overseas Publishers Association NV under the Harwood Academic Publishers imprint. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Curators and other historians examine electronic artefacts preserved in collections around the world, demonstrating the ways in which they can be employed in the study of the history of science and technology. A section is devoted to the process by which electrical items are collected and the museums in which many of them are preserved. Includes high-quality b&w historical photos and photos of devices on exhibit. Finn is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780870136580
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Artefacts Series: Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.55(d)

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