History of Tribology / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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A revised and updated edition of Professor Duncan Dowson's classicHistory of Tribology which has been unavailable for a numberof years.
The scope of Professor Dowson's survey is broad in time, place,and subject. All the major periods in the history of science andtechnology are covered, including the much-neglected Middle Ages,the Renaissance and other recognised eras of scientificdevelopment. For each period the author puts tribology in itssocial, environmental, and historical context, to show that thescience and technology of tribology developed from the need tosolve the practical problems of the day.
Lavishly illustrated with photographs, diagrams and linedrawings, this edition contains much new material dealing withrecent developments in tribology. This immense historical surveyhas been written for all those concerned with tribology in thebelief that future developments can benefit greatly from lessonslearnt from the achievements and problems of the past.