The New York Times Circuits: How Electronic Things Work

The New York Times Circuits: How Electronic Things Work

by Henry Fountain, Frank O'Connell, Mika Grondahl
     
 

If you've ever wondered how the high-tech gadgets we encounter as we go about our daily lives work, from the computers on our desks, the CD players in our homes (and the remote controls we operate them with), the Automatic Teller Machines at the bank, to the machines that sort billions of pieces of mail everyday, this is the book that has the answers. Compiled from

Overview

If you've ever wondered how the high-tech gadgets we encounter as we go about our daily lives work, from the computers on our desks, the CD players in our homes (and the remote controls we operate them with), the Automatic Teller Machines at the bank, to the machines that sort billions of pieces of mail everyday, this is the book that has the answers. Compiled from the Circuits section of the New York Times, a guide to the inner workings of computers, the Internet, and many modern electronic devices found in homes, businesses, transportation systems, and medicine. Clear, concise essays and well over one hundred full-color illustrations explain the mysteries of eighty devices that have shaped our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312284398
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 11.52(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Henry Fountain is the deputy editor of Circuits, The New York Times's weekly section on personal technology. He also writes "Observatory," a column of science news for the paper's Science Times section.

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