Conquering the Electron
The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electronic AgeBook - 2014
Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of friction and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the iPad. This book shows the interconnection of each advance to the next on the long journey to our modern day technologies. Want to understand how radio and television work--and why RCA drove their inventors to financial ruin and early graves? Conquering the Electron offers this story and more, presenting each revolutionary technological advance right alongside blow-by-blow personal battles that all too often took place.
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm