An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology

An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology

by Ian McNeil
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415147921

ISBN-13: 9780415147927

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Available for the first time in paperback, this volume includes twenty-two chapters by international experts covering the entire history of technology from humankind's earliest use of stone tools to the exploration of space. Written clearly and without unnecessary jargon, each chapter traces the development of its subject from earliest times to the present day,

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Available for the first time in paperback, this volume includes twenty-two chapters by international experts covering the entire history of technology from humankind's earliest use of stone tools to the exploration of space. Written clearly and without unnecessary jargon, each chapter traces the development of its subject from earliest times to the present day, stressing the social context and its place in scientific thought.

• Usefully drawn with over 150 tables, drawings and photographs

• Two comprehensive indexes of names and subjects

• Essential reading for teachers and students in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Industrial History and Archaeology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415147927
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Routledge Companion Encyclopedias Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1084
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Basic Tools, Devices and Mechanisms Ian McNeil Part One: Materials 1. Non-ferrous metals A.S. Darling 2. Ferrous metals W.K.V. Gale 3. The chemical industries and non-metallic elements Lance Day Part Two: Power and engineering 4.

Water, wind and animal power Kenneth Major 5. Steam and internal combustion engines E.F.C. Somerscales 6. Electricity Brian Bowers 7. Engineering, methods of manufacture and production A.K. Corry Part Three: Transport 8. Roads, bridges and vehicles Ian

McNeil 9. Inland waterways John Boyes 10. Ports and shipping A.W.H. Pearsall 11. Rail P.J.G. Ransom 12. Aeronautics J.A. Bagley 13. Spaceflight John Griffiths Part Four: Communication and calculation 14. Language, writing, printing and graphic

arts Lance Day 15. Information: Timekeeping, computing, telecommunications and audiovisual technologies Herbert Ohlman Part Five: Technology and Society 16. Agriculture: The production and preservation of food and drink Andrew Patterson 17. Textiles and clothing

Richard Hills 18. Building and architecture Doreen Yarwood 19. The domestic interior: Technology and the home Doreen Yarwood 20. Public Utilities Angus Buchanan 21. Weapons and armour Charles Messenger Index

anyone interested in this field (American Scientist - 1990)

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