Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology

Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology

By: William Worthington (editor), Colin Hempstead (editor)Hardback

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Comprising 395 essays arranged alphabetically, mostly on individual objects, artefacts, techniques, and products, this is an up-to-date work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching the history of twentieth-century technology. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encycloped ia of 20th-Century Technology website.

About Author

Colin Hempstead is a former reader in the History of Science and Technology, University of Teesside (UK) and the former chairman of the History of Technology Committee of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK). William Worthington is the former curator of the history of technology at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.


A Absorbent Materials Activated Carbon Adhesives Agriculture and Food Air Conditioning Air Traffic Control Systems Aircraft Carriers Aircraft Design: Biplane and externally-braced wings Streamlined monoplanes Transonic Supersonic and hypersonic Aircraft Instrumentation Alloys, Light and Ferrous Alloys, Magnetic Analgesics Anesthetics Angiography Antibacte rial Chemotherapy Antibiotics, Developments through 1945 Antibiotics, Use after 1945 Artificial Insemmination and in vitro Fertilization Artificial Intelligence Audio Recording, Compact Disc Audio Recording, Electronic Methods Audio Recording, Mechanical Audio Recording, Stereophonic and Surround Sound Audio Recording, Tape Audio Recording, Wire Audio Systems Audiology, Hearing Aids Audiology, Implants and Surgery Audiology, Testing Automobiles Automobiles, Electric Automobiles, Hybrid Automobiles, Internal Combustion B Batteries, Primary and Secondary Battleships Biomass Power Generation Biopolymers Biotechnology Blood Transfusion and Blood Products Boranes Breeding, Animal: Genetic Methods Breeding, Plant: Genetic Methods Bridges, Concrete Bridges, Long Span and Suspension Bridges, Steel Building Acoustics Buildings, Designs for Energy Conservation Buildings, Prefabricated C Calculators, Electronic Calculators, Mechanical and Electromechanical Cameras, 35mm Cameras, Automatic Cameras, Digital Cameras, Disposable Cameras: Lens Designs, Wide Angle and Zoom Cameras, Polaroid Cameras, Single Lens Reflex (SLR) Cancer, Chemotherapy Cancer, Radiation Therapy Cancer, Surgical Techniques Cardiovascular Disease, Pharmaceutical Treatment Cardiovascular Surgery: Pacemakers and Heart Valves Catamarans Ceramic Materials Changing Nature of Work Chemical Process Engineering Chemicals Chromatography Civil Aircraft, Jet Driven Civil Aircraft, Propeller Driven Civil Aircraft, Supersonic Cleaning: Chemicals and Vacuum Cleaners Clocks and Watches, Quartz Clocks, Atomic Cloning, Testing and Treatment Methods Coatings, Pigments, and Paints Color Photography Combinatorial Chemistry Communications Composite Materials Computer and Video Games Computer Displays Computer Memory, Early Computer Memory, Personal Computers Computer Modeling Computer Networks Computer Science Computer-aided Design and Manufacture Computers, Analog Computers, Early Digital Computers, Hybrid Computers, Mainframe Computers, Personal Computers, Supercomputers Computers, Uses and Consequences Computer-user Interface Concrete, Reinforced Concrete Shells Constructed World Construction Equipment Contraception: Hormonal Methods and Surgery Contraception: Physical and Chemical Methods Control Technology, Computer Aided

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  • ISBN13: 9781579583866
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 992
  • ID: 9781579583866
  • weight: 2744
  • ISBN10: 1579583865

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