How the New Technology Works: A Guide to High-tech ConceptsBook
DescriptionNamed one of Library Journal's Best Sci-Tech Books in 1991, "How the New Technology Works" was praised as containing ...a wealth of basic information on the frontiers of high technology. Now, this user-friendly guide has been substantially updated. It explains more than 40 high-tech topics in clear, easy-to-read language. Among the new topics covered in this fascinating reference work are micromachining, nanotechnology, biotechnology, planetary spacecraft, charged-coupled devices (CCD), global positioning systems (GPS), and circuits. The original entries have also been updated to reflect the latest technological developments in fields such as genetic engineering, lasers, networking, optical data storage, robotics, and supercomputers.