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Silicon Valley, California (Images of America Series)
     

Silicon Valley, California (Images of America Series)

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by Sam Shueh
 

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Nestled at the south end of San Francisco Bay, there lies a fertile valley. Cradled by the ancient Diablo and Santa Cruz Mountain ranges, the region spans much of the Santa Clara Valley, curling north from Menlo Park into Palo Alto. At its eastern gateway lies Milpitas and in the south is the Evergreen area, in the shadow of Mount Hamilton. The heart of the valley

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Nestled at the south end of San Francisco Bay, there lies a fertile valley. Cradled by the ancient Diablo and Santa Cruz Mountain ranges, the region spans much of the Santa Clara Valley, curling north from Menlo Park into Palo Alto. At its eastern gateway lies Milpitas and in the south is the Evergreen area, in the shadow of Mount Hamilton. The heart of the valley is San Jose. For many years, each spring, fruit trees produced flower blossoms as far as the eye could see. After World War II, veterans returned home, attended local engineering schools, and quickly became engaged in electronics and aeronautics development. The discovery of semiconductors and computer and Internet technologies radically altered the area, sped its momentum, and earned it its title--the Silicon Valley--now arguably the world's preeminent center for technological advances. Like the seismic waves that created the region, the valley's economic peaks and plunges have shaped the lives of its residents, but they continue to look to the future, developing new technologies to advance mankind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738570938
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
240,886
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author


Sam Shueh has been documenting the changes in Silicon Valley for 30 years and has worked as a computer scientist and manager. In this volume, Shueh illustrates the contrast between past and present, bringing the valley's history to life.

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Silicon Valley, California (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SamShueh More than 1 year ago
This book explains the evolution to transform from an agricultural base to the world leading technology center started with Stanford, HP, Fairchild... With the military presence there was a need to develop high military technology and slowly change to integrated circuit to downsize computer size while increase the computational power... The Valley has brought new innovation and ..... This is a very easy to read learning about the history of Silicon Valley.