How the New Technology Works: A Guide to High-tech Concepts

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Oryx Press, 1998 - Science - 133 pages
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DescriptionNamed one of Library Journal's Best Sci-Tech Books in 1991, How the New Technology Works was praised as containing "...a wealth of basic information on the frontiers of high technology." Now, this user-friendly guide has been substantially updated. It explains more than 40 high-tech topics in clear, easy-to-read language. Among the new topics covered in this fascinating reference work are micromachining, nanotechnology, biotechnology, planetary spacecraft, charged-coupled devices (CCD), global positioning systems (GPS), and circuits. The original entries have also been updated to reflect the latest technological developments in fields such as genetic engineering, lasers, networking, optical data storage, robotics, and supercomputers.

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Contents

HighTech Principles and Concepts
89
Brief Descriptions of Selected HighTech Items
113
Index
125
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About the author (1998)

ROBERT J. CONE was formerly unit director of procurement in the Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, NY.PATRICIA BARNES-SVARNEY has an extensive background in the physical sciences and has worked as a geomorphologist, physical oceanographer, and geochemist.

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