The Resource Who gives a gigabyte? : a survival guide for the technologically perplexed, Gary Stix and Miriam Lacob, (electronic resource)

Who gives a gigabyte? : a survival guide for the technologically perplexed, Gary Stix and Miriam Lacob, (electronic resource)

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Who gives a gigabyte? : a survival guide for the technologically perplexed
Title
Who gives a gigabyte?
Title remainder
a survival guide for the technologically perplexed
Statement of responsibility
Gary Stix and Miriam Lacob
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Which new technologies will change our lives the most in the years ahead? Introducing today's brave new world of gene therapy, quantum computation, designer drugs, and recyclable cars, Who Gives a Gigabyte? surveys the exciting range of technological wonders reshaping our world - as well as those soon to come - and offers simple, engaging explanations of what they are and how they work." "Scientific American senior editor Gary Stix and journalist Miriam Lacob combine their skills to take readers on a tour of the most important recent developments in genetics, medicine, cybernetics, telecommunications, robotics, micromachines, environmental cleanup, and more."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stix, Gary
Dewey number
600
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T173.8
LC item number
.S75 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lacob, Miriam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological literacy
Label
Who gives a gigabyte? : a survival guide for the technologically perplexed, Gary Stix and Miriam Lacob, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: microchips and the millennium -- Computers 101: from bits to gigabytes and beyond -- Software: making a computer bend to your will -- Wiring the world: telecommunications and data networks -- Lasers: the light fantastic -- All in the genes: DNA becomes an industry -- Medicine and molecules: new approaches to drug development -- Spare parts and high-tech flashlights: repair kits and diagnostics for the human body -- Material improvements: better living through advanced chemistry -- Mother earth, wind, and fire: energy for a small planet -- Clean machines: technology and the environment -- Conclusion: great expectations
Control code
ocm47011408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (300 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585355078
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 295099
Label
Who gives a gigabyte? : a survival guide for the technologically perplexed, Gary Stix and Miriam Lacob, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: microchips and the millennium -- Computers 101: from bits to gigabytes and beyond -- Software: making a computer bend to your will -- Wiring the world: telecommunications and data networks -- Lasers: the light fantastic -- All in the genes: DNA becomes an industry -- Medicine and molecules: new approaches to drug development -- Spare parts and high-tech flashlights: repair kits and diagnostics for the human body -- Material improvements: better living through advanced chemistry -- Mother earth, wind, and fire: energy for a small planet -- Clean machines: technology and the environment -- Conclusion: great expectations
Control code
ocm47011408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (300 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585355078
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 295099

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