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This is the edition with a publication date of 4/17/2013.
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This scintillating survey of the major electronic discoveries of the past century including static electricity, vacuum tubes, transistors, and television focuses on the past 40 years of technological innovation. Learn what's "under the hood" of computers, integrated circuits, the Internet, cell phones, GPS, optical fibers, space probes, and other wonders of the modern age.
Table of Contents
Electricity: A Rudimentary History
The Vacuum Tube
The Integrated Circuit
Electricity, Electronics and Safety: Always Dangerous Yet Ever Safer
Voice is Nice, But...:Television
Seeing What is Too Far Away to See: Radar
From the Nethermost Parts: Deep Space Probes
The Epitome of Versatility: The Computer
Where Do You Put It All? - Computer Storage
Convenience of Curse: Cell Phones
Here, There and Everywhere: The Internet
To Infinity and Beyond! - Optical Fiber
Comuser Mania - Audio and Video Products
You'll Never Be Lost Again - GPS
Gaining the Performance Edge - Automobiles
Devices on the Horizon and Beyond