The Digital Age (1947 - Present Day)

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Gareth Stevens, Aug 1, 2010 - Discoveries in science - 48 pages
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The later decades of the 20th century brought no bigger development than the rise of the computer and the Internet. Cars, entertainment, learning-even household appliances were controlled by microchips. There were other developments too, including the deciphering of human genetics. In this book, readers will gain a better understanding of how the digital age has changed the way we live our lives. Sidebars and timelines put finer details in accessible focus.
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
The First Computers
6
The Double Helix
10
Lasers
14
Semiconductors
18
The Apollo Program
22
The Space Shuttle
26
Personal Computers
30
Cloning Animals
34
Global Warming
38
The World Wide Web
42
Glossary
46
Further Reading
47
Index
48
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