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.
About the Author
Graham Hollister-Short is an Honorary Lecturer in the History of Technology at Imperial College, London, and a member of the academic staff of the London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, University of London.
Frank A.J.L James, Professor of History of Science, The Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Table of Contents
In Memory of Dr Joseph Needham (1901-1995)
Notes for Contributors
Heron of Alexandria's On Automaton-Making, Susan Murphy
Archimedes the Engineer, D. L. Simms
Moriscos and Marranos as Agents of Technological Diffusion, Thomas F. Glick
Variations on Mass Production: The Case of Furbaniture Manufacture in the United States to 1940, Carroll Pursell
Space, Time and Innovation Characteristics: The Contribution of Diffusion Process Theory to the History of Technology, Jennifer Tann
The German Miners at Keswick and the Question of Bismuth, David Bridge
Jean Errard (1554-1610) and His Book of Machines: Le Primier Livre des instruments mathématiques méchaniques of 1584, Walter Endrei
From the Imperial-Royal Collection of Manufactured Products to the Museum of Technology and Industry in Vienna, Hellmut Janetschek
Cranks and Scholars, Graham Hollister-Short
Contents of Former Volumes