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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Pr
Publication date March 15, 2012
Pages 422
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594203282
ISBN-10 1594203288
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
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Original list price $29.95
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Illustrated in B/W. A sweeping, atmospheric history of Bell Labs that highlights its unparalleled role as an incubator of innovation and birthplace of the century's most influential technologies.

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9781594203282 | details & prices | 422 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $29.95
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (February 26, 2013)
9780143122791 | details & prices | 422 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The definitive history of America’s greatest incubator of innovation and the birthplace of some of the 20th century’s most influential technologiesFrom its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world.

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