Popular Science

The Electronics Revolution

Inventing the Future

Authors: Williams, J. B.

  • Shows the impact of electronics and computing on the individual as well as society at large 
  • Covers the inventors, inventions, and developments in the field of electronics and computing
  • Contains an abundance of photographs, graphs, and other images to supplement the text and provide greater understanding
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This book is about how electronics, computing, and telecommunications have profoundly changed our lives – the way we work, live, and play. It covers a myriad of topics from the invention of the fundamental devices, and integrated circuits, through radio and television, to computers, mobile telephones and GPS. Today our lives are ruled by electronics as they control the home and computers dominate the workspace. We walk around with mobile phones and communicate by email. Electronics didn’t exist until into the twentieth century. 

The industrial revolution is the term usually applied to the coming of steam, railways and the factory system. In the twentieth century, it is electronics that has changed the way we gather our information, entertain ourselves, communicate and work. This book demonstrates that this is, in fact, another revolution. 



About the authors

John Williams took an electrical engineering degree at Imperial College, which led him into the design of electronic control and instrumentation equipment, and he became a Chartered Engineer. After working for a number of companies, including AVO/Megger and gaining seniority, he went into engineering management and later co-founded Ingenion Design Ltd to produce electronic instrumentation, exposing him to many different industries varying from washing machines to nuclear power stations.



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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49088-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49087-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Electronics Revolution
Book Subtitle
Inventing the Future
Authors
Series Title
Popular Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49088-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49088-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-49087-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
64 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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