Constructing a Bridge: An Exploration of Engineering Culture, Design, and Research in Nineteenth-Century France and America

Constructing a Bridge: An Exploration of Engineering Culture, Design, and Research in Nineteenth-Century France and America

by Eda Kranakis
     
 

A historical look at styles of technological research and design.See more details below

Overview

A historical look at styles of technological research and design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262112178
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/02/2000
Series:
Inside Technology
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Eda Kranakis is Professor of History at the University of Ottawa and the author of
Constructing a Bridge: An Exploration of Engineering Culture, Design, and Research in
Nineteenth-Century France and America
(MIT Press, 1997).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General Introduction1
IA Tale of Two Bridges: Finley, Navier, and Suspension Bridge Design
1Finley, Technology, and Frontier Society17
2Designing the Chain Bridge39
3Finley's Design System in Practice61
4Navier: The Making of an Engineer-Scientist97
5Theorizing the Suspension Bridge119
6The Pont des Invalides165
IISocial Determinants of Engineering Practice: A Comparative View of France and America in the Nineteenth Century
7The French Technologists215
8The American Technologists233
9Ideology and Technological Practice261
General Conclusion307
Notes319
Bibliography397
Index443

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