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History of Technology Volume 17

History of Technology Volume 17

by Graham Hollister-Short, Frank JamesGraham Hollister-Short
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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: 9780720122848
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Series: History of Technology , #2
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

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)

The Contributors

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

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