An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (Routledge Companion Encyclopedias)

An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (Routledge Companion Encyclopedias)

By: Ian McNeil (editor)Hardback

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* 22 sections cover the entire field of the history of technology and each section summarises the development of its subject from the earliest times to the present day * Written without unnecessary jargon * 2 extensive indexes of Names and Topics * Usefully illustrated with 150 black & white photographs and line drawings to explain key advances 'Contain[s] a vast amount of reliable information over a very wide field. It is certainly a work of which I shall myself make frequent use deserves to find a place every reference library.' - Times Higher Education Supplement 'The coverage is excellent ...a most valuable single-volume source which for its comprehensiveness and ease of reference will earn its place in both specialist and general reference collections.' - Reference Reviews 'Informative and comprehensive, remarkable in its coverage ...covers every aspect of technology from the Stone Age to the Space Age ...will undoubtedly help readers to get a grip on and feel of an enormous range of subjects ...An invaluable and practical addition to most office bookshelves or libraries.' - New Civil Engineer 'The authors represented in this book are to be congratulated for their readable and reliable surveys of the past and present status of the major areas where mankind has harnessed science for the production of useful products and processes.' - Choice

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Ian McNeil is Rolt Research Fellow at the University of Bath and former Executive Secretary of the Newcomen Society for the Study of the History of Engineering and Technology.


Introduction: Basic Tools, Devices and Mechanisms Ian McNeil Part One: Materials 1. Non-ferrous metals A.S. Darling 2. Ferrous metals W.K.V. Gale 3. The chemical industries and non-metallic elements Lance Day Part Two: Power and engineering 4. Water, wind and animal power Kenneth Major 5. Steam and internal combustion engines E.F.C. Somerscales 6. Electricity Brian Bowers 7. Engineering, methods of manufacture and production A.K. Corry Part Three: Transport 8. Roads, bridges and vehicles Ian McNeil 9. Inland waterways John Boyes 10. Ports and shipping A.W.H. Pearsall 11. Rail P.J.G. Ransom 12. Aeronautics J.A. Bagley 13. Spaceflight John Griffiths Part Four: Communication and calculation 14. Language, writing, printing and graphic arts Lance Day 15. Information: Timekeeping, computing, telecommunications and audiovisual technologies Herbert Ohlman Part Five: Technology and Society 16. Agriculture: The production and preservation of food and drink Andrew Patterson 17. Textiles and clothing Richard Hills 18. Building and architecture Doreen Yarwood 19. The domestic interior: Technology and the home Doreen Yarwood 20. Public Utilities Angus Buchanan 21. Weapons and armour Charles Messenger Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/01/1990
  • ISBN13: 9780415013062
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1088
  • ID: 9780415013062
  • weight: 1905
  • ISBN10: 0415013062

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