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How the New Technology Works

A Guide to High-Tech Concepts, 2nd Edition


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How the New Technology Works by Patricia Barnes Svarney

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This guide aims to explain the basic scientific principles behind high-tech concepts, describes how these systems work and discusses how they impact our lives. Topics in this updated edition include: biotechnology, micromachining and nanotechnology; circuits, microscopes, pl anetary spacecraft, radar; high definition television (HDTV); Internet and World Wide Web; virtual reality; sheep cloning; defeat of world chess champion by a computer; and cryogenics and chip manufacturing.

Author Biography

ROBERT J. CONE was formerly unit director of procurement in the Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, NY. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Mathematical Association of America. His articles have appeared in several national business journals. He is the author of the first edition of Key to High-Tech: A User-Friendly Guide to the New Technology. Cone is currently completing a biography of the Austrian logician, Kurt Godel. PATRICIA BARNES-SVARNEY has an extensive background in the physical sciences and has worked as a geomorphologist, physical oceanographer, and geochemist. Ms. Barnes-Svarney is the author of numerous books including Weather Around the World (with Thomas Svarney) e Handy Dinosaur Book (with Thomas Svarney) w the New Technology Works (with Robert Cone) teroid: Earth Destroyer or New Frontier? d Comparing the Planets: Travelers Guide to the Solar System. She has also contributed to the award winning The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference. Additionally, her credits include over 350 articles for such magazines as Popular Science, Astronomy, Air & Space, Technology Review, Omni, and USAir.
Release date NZ
February 24th, 1998
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
Oryx Press Inc
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