An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology

An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology

by Ian McNeil

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ISBN-13: 9781134981649
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/01/2002
Series: Routledge Companion Encyclopedias
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1088
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Ian McNeil is Rolt Research Fellow at the University of Bath and former Executive Secretary of the Newcomen Society for the Study of the History of Engineering and Technology.

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

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