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The Resource Broken genius : the rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age, Joel N. Shurkin

Broken genius : the rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age, Joel N. Shurkin

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Broken genius : the rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age
Title
Broken genius
Title remainder
the rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age
Statement of responsibility
Joel N. Shurkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Documents William Shockley's invention of the transistor and role in the founding of Silicon Valley before his beliefs about remedial education, race, and the sterilization of low-intelligence individuals destroyed his reputation
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
202064
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shurkin, Joel N.
Dewey number
  • 621.381092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK140.S466
LC item number
S58 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shockley, William
  • Shockley, William
  • Electrical engineers
  • Social Darwinism
  • Nobel Prize winners
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age
Label
Broken genius : the rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age, Joel N. Shurkin
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • '...To do my climbing by moonlight & unroped'
  • 'Well-equipped female with brains'
  • Nemesis: silicon valley and obsession
  • 'Really peculiar ideas about how to motivate people'
  • 'Three generations of imbeciles are enough'
  • 'What law of nature have you discovered?'
  • 'Someday we may actually be terrible alone'
  • 'The high cost of thinking the unthinkable'
  • 'I love you'
  • Moira: May and Billy
  • 'I've got dark eyes. I can frighten people'
  • The lightness of being
  • Hubris: war and the transistor
  • 'Of a highly explosive character'
  • 'I hope you have better luck in the future'
  • 'I think we better call Shockley'
  • 'There's enough glory in this for everybody'
Control code
610292
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 297 pages
Isbn
9781403988157
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006041039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403988157
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781403988157
Label
Broken genius : the rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age, Joel N. Shurkin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • '...To do my climbing by moonlight & unroped'
  • 'Well-equipped female with brains'
  • Nemesis: silicon valley and obsession
  • 'Really peculiar ideas about how to motivate people'
  • 'Three generations of imbeciles are enough'
  • 'What law of nature have you discovered?'
  • 'Someday we may actually be terrible alone'
  • 'The high cost of thinking the unthinkable'
  • 'I love you'
  • Moira: May and Billy
  • 'I've got dark eyes. I can frighten people'
  • The lightness of being
  • Hubris: war and the transistor
  • 'Of a highly explosive character'
  • 'I hope you have better luck in the future'
  • 'I think we better call Shockley'
  • 'There's enough glory in this for everybody'
Control code
610292
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 297 pages
Isbn
9781403988157
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006041039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403988157
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781403988157

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