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Elmer Sperry : Inventor and Engineer - Thomas Parker Hughes

Elmer Sperry

Inventor and Engineer

Paperback Published: 1st October 1993
ISBN: 9780801847561
Number Of Pages: 368
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Awarded the Dexter Prize of the Society for the History of Technology."

"Superb... In this careful study of a single inventor, Hughes has done more to demonstrate the questionable' nature of traditional accounts of invention than all of the theoretical arguments of the past few years combined."-- "Technology and Culture."

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Superb... In this careful study of a single inventor, Hughes has done more to demonstrate the 'questionable' nature of traditional accounts of invention than all of the theoretical arguments of the past few years combined. * Technology and Culture *

Preface
Introduction
The Cultivation of an Inventorp. 1
Chicago: The Maturing of an Inventorp. 27
The Inventor-Entrepreneurp. 63
The Gyrostabilizer: A Very Powerful Fulcrum in Spacep. 103
Harnessing the Rotation of the Earth: The Gyrocompassp. 129
Organized Experimentation and Development: The Sperry Gyroscope Companyp. 153
A Beast of Burden Obsessed with Motion: Stabilizing the Airplanep. 173
Brainmill for the Militaryp. 201
The Assumption of Leadership: The Naval Consulting Board and the Aerial Torpedop. 243
Fulfillment and Legacyp. 275
Appendix A: Elmer Sperry Patent Applications Maturing as Patentsp. 325
Appendix B: Engineering and Scientific Papers of Elmer Sperryp. 341
Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9780801847561
ISBN-10: 0801847567
Series: Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st October 1993
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.7  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.86