The Engineer in History

The Engineer in History

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Overview

The Engineer in History by John Rae, Rudi Volti

Though faced with a shortage of biographical material on engineers, Rae (history, Harvey Mudd College) and Volti (sociology, Pitzer College, Claremont, California) examine the social origins, education, relationships with employers and patrons, and their reputation in their communities and societies. They maintain a chronological order from antiquity to the end of the Industrial Revolution, then focus on various themes. Rae had died before the first edition appeared; no date is noted for that.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820420622
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/1994
Series: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Studies in Science, Technology, and Culture
Pages: 268

About the Author

The Authors: John Rae was Professor of History at Harvey Mudd College at the Claremont Colleges. The recipient of the Society for the History of Technology’s highest honor, the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, his publications include The American Automobile; The Road and Car in American Life; American Automobile Manufacturers; Climb to Greatness; and The American Automobile Industry.
Rudi Volti is Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and a member of the Science, Technology, and Society faculty of the Claremont Colleges. His publications include Technology, Politics, and Society in China; Society and Technological Change; and The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society, as well as numerous articles on the social dimensions of technology and technological change.

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