History of Technology Volume 10

History of Technology Volume 10


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History of Technology Volume 10 by Norman Smith

The technical problems confronting different societies and periods, and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays. Volumes contain technical articles ranging widely in subject, time and region, as well as general papers on the history of technology. In addition to dealing with the history of technical discovery and change, History of Technology also explores the relations of technology to other aspects of life -- social, cultural and economic -- and shows how technological development has shaped, and been shaped by, the society in which it occurred.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350018426
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Series: History of Technology Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Norman A. F. Smith (1938-2009) was Reader in the History of Science and Technology at Imperial College, London. He is the author of several works including A History of Dams (P. Davies, 1971) and Man and Water: A History of Hydro-Technology (Scribner, 1975)

Table of Contents


Editorial: Into Double Figures

Dr E. O. W. Whitehouse and the 1858 trans-Atlantic Cable, D. de Cogan

Isaac Newton's Steamer, A. Rupert Hall

Gunpowder and Mining in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Europe, G. J. Hollister-Short

Evidence of American Influence on the Designs if Nineteenth-Century Drilling Tools, Obtained from British Patent Specifications and Other Sources, C. J. Jackson

Beau de Rochas Devant la Technique et l'Industrie de son Temps, Jacques Payen

Archaeological Evidence for Early Water-Mills--an Interim Report, Örjan Wikander

John Farey and the Smeaton Manuscripts, A. P. Woolrich

Bridges: a Bibliography of Articles Published in Scientific Periodicals 1800-1829, Mike Chrimes

The Contributors

Contents of Former Volumes

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