• Computers

The Chip

How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution
Author: T.R. Reid
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307432033
Category: Computers
Page: 320
View: 5895
Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen. The world’s brightest engineers were stymied in their quest to make these machines small and affordable until the solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans. Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce hit upon the stunning discovery that would make possible the silicon microchip, a work that would ultimately earn Kilby the Nobel Prize for physics in 2000. In this completely revised and updated edition of The Chip, T.R. Reid tells the gripping adventure story of their invention and of its growth into a global information industry. This is the story of how the digital age began. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Nature

Challenging the Chip

Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry
Author: Ted Smith,David Allan Sonnenfeld,David N. Pellow
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592133314
Category: Nature
Page: 357
View: 2112
A revealing look at the dark side of the electronics industry and global efforts to move it toward greater sustainability and accountability.

    • Fiction

The Chip-Chip Gatherers

Author: Shiva Naipaul
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141969318
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 9452
Shiva Naipaul was the brother of V. S. Naipaul and author of Firefles and The Chip-Chip Gatherers. The Chip-Chip Gatherers, his second novel, was winner of the Whitbread Literary Award in 1973 and is set in Naipaul's native Trinidad. It includes a new foreword by Amit Chaudhuri. The crowded, ramshackle community of the Settlement in Trinidad is at the mercy of a tyrant. Egbert Ramsaran, the proud owner of the Ramsaran Transport Company, who has become the richest man in town through sheer strength of will, is a capricious, eccentric despot who loves nobody and whom nobody can afford to ignore. There is his son Wilbert, bullied into passivity and failure; Vishnu the downtrodden grocer without grace or hope; the beautiful, unpredictable Sushila, who tries to wield her seductive powers over Ramsaran; and her daughter, Sita, intelligent enough to know that escape is possible. Their intricately woven lives are perfectly captured in all their pathos, comedy and humanity.

    • Computers

God and the Chip

Religion and the Culture of Technology
Author: William A. Stahl,Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889203210
Category: Computers
Page: 185
View: 3063
Our ancestors saw the material world as alive, and they often personified nature. Today we claim to be realists. But in reality we are not paying attention to the symbols and myths hidden in technology. Beneath much of our talk about computers and the Internet, claims William A. Stahl, is an unacknowledged mysticism, an implicit religion. By not acknowledging this mysticism, we have become critically short of ethical and intellectual resources with which to understand and confront changes brought on by technology.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Chip Off the Old Block

Author: Jody Jensen Shaffer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698189884
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 2002
A plucky pebble shows true grit as he travels the country trying to find out if he fits in with any of his famous rock-formation relatives. Rocky comes from a long line of rock stars! Uncle Gibraltar, Aunt Etna, and Great-Grandma Half Dome are just some of the legendary rock formations he calls family. It's no wonder he wants to matter in a big way too--but it's not easy trying to get a foothold. Rocky gets tossed by The Wave and driven away at Devil's Tower--but he's determined not to allow these pitfalls to chip away at his confidence. Rather than feeling crushed, he keeps on rolling, hoping to become the rock-star he knows he's meant to be.

    • Science


Miniaturized Systems for (bio)chemical Analysis and Synthesis
Author: Albert Berg
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444511008
Category: Science
Page: 394
View: 664
In the past ten years there has been a rapid growth of the research and application area known as Lab-on-a-Chip. After an initial focus on electrokinetic separation techniques on chip, the scope of the field has widened to include topics like microfluidics, DNA analysis, cell analysis, microreactors and mass spectrometer interfacing. As well as the analytical chemistry community, synthetic chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists and biomedical engineers are now also becoming more and more interested in using new micro- and nanotechnological techniques. This first Lab-on-a-Chip book contains a broad collection of papers on microtechnology, microfluidics, analytical methods and applications. All contributions are written by leading researchers in their respective fields, and provide new scientists with an overview of the field, to make him/her aware of the enormous opportunities offered by modern technology. The work presented in this book will definitely stimulate readers to new ideas and concepts, and lead to further innovations in this area. - Provides a quick introduction into the different aspects of this field - Describes technology that has already revolutionized the world of chemical and biochemical analysis and synthesis - All contributions are written by leading researchers in their respective fields

    • Business & Economics

The chip war

the battle for the world of tomorrow
Author: Fred Warshofsky
Publisher: Scribner
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 434
View: 1036
Discusses the economic and strategic importance of computer chips, describes the reasons for Japan's manufacturing superiority, and looks at response of the American semiconductor industry

    • Family & Relationships

A CHiP on My Shoulder

How to Love Your Cop with Attitude
Author: Victoria M. Newman
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1613465920
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 215
View: 7242
It hasn't been easy. Marriage is hard, but marriage to a police officer is even harder. Shift work, hypervigilance, mood swings, and risk have been a big part of the life I live with my officer. But with the right mindset, it can be done, and it can be done well. A CHiP on my Shoulder: How to Love Your Cop with Attitude provides true stories from several marriages, positive thoughts and proven principles on how to make a law enforcement marriage not only survive its difficulties, but thrive in the midst of them. 'I love this book! I am passionate about good health and marriage to my highway patrolman. A CHiP on my Shoulder speaks to both, making choices for a healthy law enforcement marriage. Victoria speaks candidly of the challenges unique to cops and their relationships, and offers positive ways to handle them.' - Alison Sweeney, Actress and Host of The Biggest Loser

    • Literary Collections

The Dog with the Chip in His Neck

Essays from NPR and Elsewhere
Author: Andrei Codrescu,Andrei Sheepshanks,Mary Sheepshanks
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312168193
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 304
View: 7227
The National Public Radio commentator shares stories about the rise of the American religious right, the ascendance of vampirism, America in the age of the computer chip, and other subjects

    • Fiction

The Chip

Author: Gary L. Dewey
Publisher: Bookman Publishing & Marketing
ISBN: 9781594532986
Category: Fiction
Page: 405
View: 7576
Chicago based Electronic Solutions Inc. has brought an astonishing new product to the world: A Miniaturized, Implantable, Computer Chip, ?Signa-Chip?. With Signa-Chip comes the technology to assist physicians in monitoring critical medical conditions; the ability to communicate with the Global Positioning System satellites, aiding law enforcement agencies in the location of lost or kidnapped children, and a means of personal identification, taking man another step closer to a cashless society. But Adam Garrett knows something else the chip brings with it. A crucial bit of information that will cause society, as it is known, to forever cease. Knowledge that, if he tells, could cost him and his loved ones their lives. ?The Chip? takes you on a life and death struggle through real love, fear, tragedy and inner turmoil, racing you headlong to a time and place where a personal and critical choice must be made. A decision that, without knowing what Adam Garrett knows, may very well be your last.

    • Computers

Living with the Chip

Author: D. Manners,T. Makimoto
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412616907
Category: Computers
Page: 204
View: 2781
Seeking to bridge the gap between the microelectronics community and the general public, this book explains the evolution of the technology with its social and economic effects, shows the forces shaping the industry and concludes with a glimpse of the ideas currently under development in the world's electronics laboratories.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Dip the Chip

Author: Kelly Doudna
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617853895
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 9531
Focuses on common word families for beginning readers featuring a picture glossary, rebus sentences, word family words, and a story section.

    • Technology & Engineering

The challenge of the chip

Author: W. H. Mayall
Publisher: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 36
View: 7227

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)

Author: Chip Gaines,Joanna Gaines
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718081536
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
View: 4505
This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover! Are you ready to see your fixer upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people?What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends. The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today. They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day. In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover: The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”

    • Technology & Engineering

The Chip Is the Network

Author: Radu Marculescu,Paul Bogdan
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 1601981929
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 104
View: 1545
Addresses the concept of network in three different contexts representing the deterministic, probabilistic, and statistical physics-inspired design paradigms.

    • Automation

Women and the Chip

Case Studies of the Effects of Informatics on Employment in Canada
Author: Heather Menzies,Russell Wilkins
Publisher: IRPP
ISBN: 9780920380888
Category: Automation
Page: 98
View: 1251

    • Fiction

The Chip

A 21st Century Hero with Super Abilities
Author: George Jack
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1635689058
Category: Fiction
Page: 210
View: 8970
In a world where computers seem to be taking over, The Chip is on our side. The Chip’s story, although spectacular, begins in the same unspectacular way all of our stories do. Stanley’s parents, Jane and James had always wanted to have a child and knew they would not be complete without one. When Stanley was born, life seemed perfect, at least until the day when Stanley started to develop some strange habits and what some might call superpowers. Pulled out of his everyday life by tragedy and treachery, Stanley must survive in the cruel world he finds himself in, a world where he becomes the subject of lab testing and learns to survive almost entirely on his own. At the same time, however, he finds one benefit amid the horror: the implants he is given allow him control over his powers. Melding together a flair for the dramatic and a sense of the commonplace, author George Jack brings to life a society in chaos in need of a savior. That savior is The Chip, Stanley’s super alter ego. Set in the early twenty-first century, the story of The Chip reads more like a plausible biography than a work of science fiction. Of course, it is the biography of a young man with superpowers and enhanced cybernetics, but no one is perfect. www.chipstory.com

    • Juvenile Fiction

Leon and the Champion Chip

Author: Allen Kurzweil
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062033964
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
View: 879
Leon's back. Having survived the sweatshop methods of Miss Hagmeyer, his needle-wielding fourth grade teacher at the Classical School, Leon braces himself for fifth grade. He arrives armed with a backpack full of pens and pencils, binders and notebooks . . . plus a rag doll that's the spitting image of Henry Lumpkin, the bully who has Leon in his sights. If the doll works the way it's supposed to, Leon (and his buddies P.W. and Lily-Matisse) won't have to worry about Lumpkin the Pumpkin! Better still, Leon has a fabulous new teacher, Mr. Sparks, who conducts science experiments using that most miraculous of research materials -- the potato chip. And a good thing, too. Mr. Sparks's lab work will come in handy when Leon is forced to take on Alphonse "The Chippopotamus" Cipollini at the annual Chipapalooza! Chip-Off. Once you've sunk your teeth into Leon and the Champion Chip, the hilarious sequel to Leon and the Spitting Image, you'll never eat potato chips the same way again!

    • Book jackets

Chip Kidd

Author: Véronique Vienne
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856693301
Category: Book jackets
Page: 112
View: 3076
Chip Kidd is best known for his book jacket designs, which have been credited with spawning a revolution in the art of the book cover in the US. Master of the graphic non-sequitur, Kidd has designed covers for books by authors such as John Updike, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton, Peter Carey and William Boyd that engage the reader's intelligence as well as imagination. This illustrated volume presents an appraisal of his oeuvre.