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The Laser In America, 1950-1970

By Bromberg, Joan Lisa




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Joan Lisa Bromberg

1991-04-24. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Laser in America, 1950–1970 (MIT Press)

Joan Lisa Bromberg

1991-04-24. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Laser in America, 1950-1970

Joan Lisa Bromberg

1991-04-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Laser in America, 1950-1970

Bromberg, Joan Lisa

New York: The MIT Press, 1991. 1. Hardcover. Like New/Like New. 9.4 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches. Brand New condition except for a hint of wear to the dust jacket. The covers look great. The binding is tight. The interior pages are clean and unmarked. Electronic delivery tracking will be issued free of charge.

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The Laser in America, 1950-1970.

BROMBERG, Joan Lisa.

Cambridge:: MIT Press, (1991)., 1991. 8vo. xiv, 310 pp. Illus., index. Black-stamped red cloth, dust-jacket; jacket corners a bit worn else fine. ISBN: 0262023180 "The laser has proved one of the most protean devices of our century. A mere thirty years after its invention, it already serves us in uses as varied as surgical instruments, "smart" bombs, printers, audio devices, telephone communication, cloth cutting, machining, and chemical research. In this book Joan Lisa Bromberg brings a historian's broad perspective to bear on the formative years of laser research in the United States. She demonstrates that, as lasers have become a means to probe the structure and changes of the physical universe, so the history of laser research constitutes a probe with which we can penetrate the structure of American science and engineering. The laser's history has been as multifaceted as its applications. To the heterogeneity of the groups that developed it, and the sheer size of the cast, must be added the lengthy and bitter disputes that have been fought over priority and patents. Bromberg does not set out to decide who is "right"; instead she concentrates on placing the action in the context of the postwar military, commercial, and academic interests that defined it. Starting with the maser, an innovative device for generating pure radio signals of centimeter wavelength, Bromberg describes the conceptual leap that vaulted four orders of magnitude to the laser with its pure beams of visible light. She shows how the operation of the first successful laser sent the pace of research skyrocketing in a research boom driven by a complex combination of professional rewards and institutional pressures. The book concludes with an epilogue by three laser scientists—Arthur H. Guenther, Henry Kressel, and William Krupke—that brings the technical history up to the present. Joan Lisa Bromberg directed the Laser History Project from 1982 to 1989 and is author of Fusion: Science, Politics, and the Invention of a New Energy Source, a history of the federal fusion energy program." – Publisher.

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The Laser in America 1950-1970

Bromberg, Joan Lisa

The MIT Press, 1991. hardback. very good condition in a dust jacket with moderate wear. shipping via USPS

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The Laser in America, 1950-1970

Bromberg, Joan Lisa

The MIT Press. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The Laser in America, 1950-1970

Bromberg, Joan Lisa

The MIT Press. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.

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The Laser in America, 1950-1970

Joan Lisa Bromberg

The MIT Press, 1991-04-24. Hardcover. Good.

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The Laser in America, 1950-1970

Joan Lisa Bromberg

MIT Press, 1991. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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