The technical problems confronting different societies and periods, and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays. Volumes contain technical articles ranging widely in subject, time and region, as well as general papers on the history of technology. In addition to dealing with the history of technical discovery and change, History of Technology also explores the relations of technology to other aspects of life -- social, cultural and economic -- and shows how technological development has shaped, and been shaped by, the society in which it occurred.
Drilling technology transfer between North America and the North Sea - the semi-submersible drilling unit, William J. Pike; The condeep concept, Gunnar Nerheim; Edward A. Uehling and the automatic pig-casting machine - a case study of technological transfer, W. David Lewis; the Toledo water clocks of c1075, Donald Hill; the other side of the coin - wood transport systems in pre-industrial Europe, Graham Hollister-Short; the blast furnace and the mass production of armour plate, Alan Williams; I.C.O.H.T.E.C - some informal personal reminiscences, Melvin Kranzberg; Hamlet without the prince - the strange death of technical skill in histories, Michael Fores; history of technology at the German mining museum - Bochum, Werner Kroker; the structure of technological evolution, Angus Buchanan; reforming I.C.O.H.T.E.C, Hans-Joachim Braun.
Series: History of technology series : Book 16
For Ages: 6 - 8 years old
For Grades: 1 - 3
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.43