History of Technology Volume 6

History of Technology Volume 6

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350018006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Series: History of Technology
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A. Rupert Hall (1920-2009) was Professor of the History of Science and Technology at Imperial College, London and a former director of the Wellcome Trust. He wrote widely on the history of science and edited and translated numerous unpublished works by scientists including Isaac Newton.

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 Man and Water: A History of Hydro-Technology and A History of Dams.

Table of Contents

Preface

Moving Ahead with the Fifteenth Century: New Ideas in Bridge Construction at Orleans, Marjorie Nice Boyer

Hand-Cranking in Egyptian Antiquity, André Wegener Sleeswyk

The Invention of Computed Tomography, Charles Süsskind

Early Locomotive Building near Manchester, Richard L. Hills

The Artefact as Historical Document. Part 1: The Fine Platinum Wires of W. H. Wollaston, L. L. Coatsworth, B. I. Kronberg and M. C. Usselman

What about the Fulling-Mill? A. Rupert Hall and N. C. Russell

Technik: Or Mumford Reconsidered, Michael Fores

The Contributors

Contents of former volumes

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