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Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics by  William Shockley - First Edition - 1950 - from Kuenzig Books, ABAA (SKU: 28781)

Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics

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Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics

by Shockley, William

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Toronto, New York, London: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc, 1950. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. [2], [2 - frontispiece], [iii]-xxiii, [1 blank], [1]-558 pages, followed by blank leaf and appendix B which was printed on both sides of the rear flyleaf plus the rear pastedown (3 pages total). 8vo. The first printing, [November] 1950. Previous owner name ("Fues, 1951") on front flyleaf. Small tasteful library ticket "Burndy Library, Gift of Bern Dibner" with withdrawn stamp tipped onto the front pastedown. Pages edges dusted. This copy has almost none of the spine darkening that plagues this particular book (scarce thus). Lacks the dust jacket as is often the case with this book which was used by a generation of engineers as a standard reference. Cloth. An important book by Shockley who, with Bardeen and Brattain, co-invented the transistor and were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 ''for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect''.

Bern Dibner was a scientist in his own right who built a massive history of science collection. "Heralds of Science (revised edition 1980)" highlighted a collection of two hundred "epochal works and pamphlets" from his library - a book still referenced by booksellers and collectors today. His collection often had multiples of the same title (we once compared our copy of Archimedes' 1543 work to multiple Dibner copies when it was still at MIT). At his death in 1988, the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology was formed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts (sometimes referred to as the Burndy library). It was hosted there (per Dibner's wish to have it located where scholars could access it) until in 2006 when the Dibner family donated the 67,000 volumes to the Huntington in California, where it is housed in the DIBNER HALL of the HISTORY OF SCIENCE. This volume was a duplicate discarded when the collection was moved.

Previous owner Fues may be "Erwin Richard Fues (17 January 1893 in Stuttgart, Germany - 17 January 1970, Germany ), a German theoretical physicist who made contributions to atomic physics and molecular physics, quantum wave mechanics, and solid-state physics." (handwiki) and worked under Schrodinger.

NOTE: While the Burndy library ticket could easily be removed, we feel it enhances the book and it's provenance, and have priced it accordingly.


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Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics
Shockley, William
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First Edition
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc
Place of Publication
Toronto, New York, London
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Kuenzig Books specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). We handle ephemera and artifacts including early computer material, the history of communications, and other innovations that have affected the way we live and work. We also deal in scientific instruments (didactic and professional), a broad range of documentary photography and ephemera, and other eclectic material as luck and interest provides.


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