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Title:
Laser careers
Author:
Eskow, Dennis.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, 1988.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the use of lasers in manufacturing, medicine, communications, and scientific research and discusses future job prospects in the field of lasers.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780531104248
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Describes the use of lasers in manufacturing, medicine, communications, and scientific research and discusses future job prospects in the field of lasers.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Two new titles in Watts' fine High-Tech Careers series provide straightforward information on their respective rapidly expanding career areas. Eskow looks at the role of laser technology in manufacturing, medicine, communications, research, and the military, including careers at both the laser electro-optics technician and engineer levels. Schefter, author of Aerospace Careers (Booklist 84:1128 Mr 1 88), focuses on opportunities in communications technology. After describing the need for software engineers and technologists, he goes on to consider careers in manufacturing, operation, and maintenance; as installers and operators; in the military; in data and video communications; and in research. Though Schefter's treatment is the more detailed, both authors furnish the expected job descriptions, educational requirements and programs, salary ranges, and advancement possibilities. Both include sources of further information, a reading list, and an index. SE.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 UpLaser Careers explains the use of lasers in various science areas, medicine and dentistry, military, assembly lines, and communications. Each chapter discusses the pros and cons of various employment options and sources of additional information. Telecommunications Careers presents a brief history of the field and then deals with each segment of this career field. Information on the areas of maintenance, installers and operators, military opportunities, as well as the fields of data and video is presented. The writing in both books is clear and informative, but also very dry. The black-and white photographs are grainy, often dark, and do little to elucidate the text. Of limited appeal, but of possible use for reports. Joanne Troutner, Tippecanoe School Corp., Lafayette, Ind. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.