Rockets, Reactors and Computers Define the 20th Century: A Firsthand Look at the Century's Most Pivotal Innovations

Rockets, Reactors and Computers Define the 20th Century: A Firsthand Look at the Century's Most Pivotal Innovations

by Charles L. Bradshaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 1577363965

ISBN-13: 9781577363965

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Providence House Publishers

The midtwentieth century exploded with innovation and invention, introducing space exploration, nuclear power, and computers. In Rockets, Reactors, and Computers Define the Twentieth Century, Charles L. Bradshaw recalls his days as a rocket scientist and computer pioneer working with world-renowned scientific geniuses. Successfully mixing anecdotal and technical

Overview

The midtwentieth century exploded with innovation and invention, introducing space exploration, nuclear power, and computers. In Rockets, Reactors, and Computers Define the Twentieth Century, Charles L. Bradshaw recalls his days as a rocket scientist and computer pioneer working with world-renowned scientific geniuses. Successfully mixing anecdotal and technical information, he recalls with vivid detail the space race, the birth of the atomic bomb, and the evolution of the modern computer.

Bradshaw provides a personal glimpse into legendary events and figures such as Wernher von Braun and his team of expatriate German rocket scientists; the employment of the Redstone missile to launch the first U.S. satellite into space; and the birth and growth of the computer industry. With intimate insight, Bradshaw not only engages the reader with his fascinating memoir, but explains the mathematics and science behind important historical events in modern science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577363965
Publisher:
Providence House Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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