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This work traces the development of electronics from its earliest beginnings to the present day. The first part of the book provides concise but comprehensive histories of the main areas of the subject in nine chapters. These are followed by a list of inventions by subject, and concise descriptions of each invention in date order with over 1000 references. The book is completed by a list of acronyms and abbreviations and a list of books on inventions and inventors.
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Anyone with the slightest interest in the history of electronics will find that the latest book from G.W.A. Dummer is in the unputdownable class ... It is a remarkable compilation, extremely comprehensive, and Mr. Dummer is to be congratulated on producing a fascinating book.
... a fascinating book which will not only prove a useful reference volume for research bodies, universities and technical colleges, manufacturing organizations, and those concerned with patent litigation, but will be read from sheer interest by electronic engineers, students, and amateur enthusiasts.
-British Book News
... well worth compiling and should prove to be a valuable reference book for multitudes.
-Electronics & Power
This book can be recommended to scholars and those who want accurate information on who invented what.
-Microelectronics & Reliability
Whether the reader enters the book because of curiosity over dates and then turns back to page 1 out of interest and nostalgia, or whether he simply starts at the beginning and reads on, it can be guaranteed that he will find facts or chart presentations of interest to him on practically every page. Indeed, once started, it is difficult to put the book down.
... it is very readable, indeed compulsive, for once one dips into it, perhaps to check a date or reference, the eye is led on to the next fascinating entry, and so on.
-The Radio & Electronic Engineer
This book is much more than its title implies. It is not only a list of electronic inventions. It is also a condensed history of electronic discovery and advancement arranged in chronological order with book references and references to patents where these exist ... Mr. Dummer has put all those interested in electronics very much in his debt by compiling this unusual and interesting book.
-Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA) Journal
The thorough and coordinated organisation of this work enables information to be found from any starting point. Whether research commences with a name, a topic, a date, or an invention, one is quickly led to the relevant descriptions. One can learn a considerable amount from this book.
-The Post Office Electrical Engineers Journal
This book is probably the ultimate source book for those wishing to know who invented which electronic device and when and where that invention occurred ... This text should really be in the library of every science and technology department.
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Book Description Pergamon Press, 1978. Condition: Good. 2nd. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9154119
Book Description Pergamon Press. Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, and may have sticker on cover, but in good overall condition. Seller Inventory # Z1-A-019-01068
Book Description Pergamon Press, 1978. Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Seller Inventory # 7221714
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Book Description Pergamon Press, 1978. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2932746972