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Author O'Mara, Margaret Pugh, 1970-
Title Cities of knowledge : Cold War science and the search for the next Silicon Valley / Margaret Pugh O'Mara.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2005]

Author O'Mara, Margaret Pugh, 1970-
Series Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Subject Research institutes -- Location -- United States.
Research parks -- Location -- United States.
Research, Industrial -- Location -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-290) and index.
Contents Cold War politics -- "Multiversities," cities, and suburbs -- From the farm to the valley : Stanford University and the San Francisco peninsula -- Building "Brainsville" : the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia -- Selling the new South : Georgia Tech and Atlanta -- Conclusion : the next Silicon Valley.
Note Print version record.
Summary What is the magic formula for turning a place into a high-tech capital? How can a city or region become a high-tech powerhouse like Silicon Valley? For over half a century, through boom times and bust, business leaders and politicians have tried to become ""the next Silicon Valley, "" but few have succeeded. This book examines why high-tech development became so economically important late in the twentieth century, and why its magic formula of people, jobs, capital, and institutions has been so difficult to replicate. Margaret O'Mara shows that high-tech regions are not simply accidental marke.
Note English.
ISBN 9781400866885 (electronic bk.)
140086688X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 900606404
Additional Format Print version: O'Mara, Margaret Pugh, 1970- Cities of knowledge 0691117160 (DLC) 2003066082 (OCoLC)53975519.

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