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Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electronic Age (Hardback)
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Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electronic Age (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 09/10/2014
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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: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442231535
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 649 g
Dimensions: 234 x 163 x 30 mm


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Best history of electronics ever. Derek Cheung is an outstanding technologist and businessperson, and he gets the technical and business details right. This is a great story of a mighty industry. -- David Rutledge, Tomiyasu Professor of Engineering, Caltech
While I was aware of bits and pieces of the history of the electron, I have never before seen them connected in such a clear and comprehensive manner as in this book. Whether you are just starting to learn about the electron or are a veteran of the electronics industry, you will be enlightened by Conquering the Electron. -- Robert Steenberge, vice president and CTO, Teledyne Technologies, Incorporated
Conquering the Electron contains an amazing number of little-known facts about the giants who shaped technology and still have an impact today. This book is an interesting read and an inspiration to engineers, entrepreneurs, and young people who aspire to make a difference. It will also provide ample conversation material for any social encounter. -- Dr. Milton Chang, former CEO of Newport Corporation and New Focus, Inc., and author of Toward Entrepreneurship
This is not an ordinary history book. Conquering the Electron brings deeper insight to the lives and work of those giants who made quantum progress in escalating humans' understanding and use of electricity. It also reveals the critical meaning of some of the most important (but frequently forgotten or ignored) discoveries and inventions. I firmly believe that my peers and students would benefit equally from reading this well-investigated and composed book in pursuit of their own careers to further advance state-of-the-art electronics. -- Prof. M. C. Frank Chang, chairman and Wintek Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, UCLA
Conquering the Electron is a unique collection of insights into the "visionaries, egomaniacs, and scoundrels," as well as their related electronic technologies that changed the world in the past two centuries. This is a must-read for technologists, entrepreneurs, tech investors, and business strategists! -- James C. Stoffel, cofounding general partner, Trillium International, LLC

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