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Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age
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Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age (Hardback)

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This is the first biography of William Shockley, founding father of Silicon Valley - one of the most significant and reviled scientists of the 20th century. Drawing upon unique access to the private Shockley archives, veteran technology historian and journalist Joel Shurkin gives an unflinching account of how such promise ended in such ignominy.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: science, medicine, technology & engineeringScience & MathematicsPhysicsElectricity, electromagnetism & magnetismScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular scienceTechnicalEngineering & General TechnologyHistory of engineering & technology Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 01/12/2006 ISBN-13: 9781403988157  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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JOEL N. SHURKIN is Science Writer Emeritus at Stanford University, USA, where he has written and taught for many years. He covered the moon landings for Reuters, served ten years as Science Writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer and was on the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for covering Three Mile Island, among many other awards. He has written nine books including Terman's Kids (Little, Brown) about the study of gifted students, Invisible Fire, on the eradication of smallpox, a science-fiction novel called The Helix (Norton) and most recently A Consumer's Guide to Psychotherapy (OUP). His definitive history of the computer, Engines of the Mind (Norton), is in multiple editions in several languages.

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