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The Resource Endless frontier : Vannevar Bush, engineer of the American Century, G. Pascal Zachary

Endless frontier : Vannevar Bush, engineer of the American Century, G. Pascal Zachary

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Endless frontier : Vannevar Bush, engineer of the American Century
Title
Endless frontier
Title remainder
Vannevar Bush, engineer of the American Century
Statement of responsibility
G. Pascal Zachary
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 20th - the American - Century, no visionary stands taller than Vannevar Bush. As the inventor and public entrepreneur who launched the Manhattan Project, helped to create the military-industrial complex, conceived of a permanent system of government support for science and engineering and anticipated the personal computer and the Internet, Bush is our century's reincarnation of Ben Franklin." "Beginning with his boyhood as a turn-of-the-century tinkerer in his father's basement in Massachusetts, Bush went on to study and teach electrical engineering at Tufts and MIT. An early academic entrepreneur, he cofounded Raytheon, a highly successful electronics company, in his spare time. At MIT, during the Depression, he built what were then the most powerful computers in the world." "During World War II, he was Roosevelt's adviser and chief contact on all matters of military technology, including the atomic bomb. He launched the Manhattan Project and oversaw a collection of 6,000 civilian scientists who designed scores of new weapons. When an Allied victory seemed inevitable, his attention turned to the future. In July 1945 he published his legendary essay, "As We May Think," widely cited as the inspiration for the personal computer and the World Wide Web. In his landmark "Endless Frontier" report, published only weeks later, he boldly equated national security with research strength, outlining a system of permanent federal funding for university research that endures to this day."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DCC
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Zachary, G. Pascal
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electric engineers
  • Mathematicians
  • Military art and science
  • Science and state
  • Bush, Vannevar
Label
Endless frontier : Vannevar Bush, engineer of the American Century, G. Pascal Zachary
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Free Press, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The education of an engineer -- Preparing for war -- Modern arms and free men -- The new world
Control code
l80099014146
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st MIT Press ed
Extent
viii, 518 p.
Isbn
9780262740227
Lccn
lc99014146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Endless frontier : Vannevar Bush, engineer of the American Century, G. Pascal Zachary
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Free Press, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The education of an engineer -- Preparing for war -- Modern arms and free men -- The new world
Control code
l80099014146
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st MIT Press ed
Extent
viii, 518 p.
Isbn
9780262740227
Lccn
lc99014146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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