Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology

Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology

by Lance Day
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415060427

ISBN-13: 9780415060424

Pub. Date: 12/15/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Now in paperback, the Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology profiles the major inventors, discoverers and entrepreneurs from ancient times to the present day, from around the world, and across areas from aerospace to textiles.

The first part

of each entry includes the date and place of the subject's birth and death, together with their

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Overview

Now in paperback, the Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology profiles the major inventors, discoverers and entrepreneurs from ancient times to the present day, from around the world, and across areas from aerospace to textiles.

The first part

of each entry includes the date and place of the subject's birth and death, together with their nationality and their field of activity. There then follows an account of their principal achievements and their significance in the history of technology. Finally, an annotated bibliography

directs readers to the subject's principal writings and publications.

work to stand in its own right. Any technical reference collection will require this volume, but general reference collections will also benefit from holding it....This work is unlikely to be bettered in the foreseeable future (Library Review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415060424
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/15/1995
Series:
Routledge Reference
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Areas covered include: Aeronautics, Agriculture, Calculation, Canals, Chemical and Allied Industries, Domestic Interior, Electricity, Engineering, Ferrous metals, Language, Medical Technology, Mining, Non-Ferrous Metals, Optics and Photography, Ports and Shipping, Public Utilities, Rail, Roads and Bridges, Sound recording, Spaceflight, Steam and internal combustion engines, Telecommunication, Time Measurement, Water, wind and animal power, Weapons and armour

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