The technical problems confronting different societies and periods, and the measures taken to solve them, form the concern of this annual collection of essays. It deals with the history of technical discovery and change, and explores the relation of technology to other aspects of life.
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The PAL-SECAM colour television controversy; inventing the miracle battery - Thomas Edison and the electric vehicle; two knights at Pandemonium - a worm's-eye view of Boulton; the mechanization of carving; John Farey and his treatise on the steam engine, 1827; protection and promotion - privileges for inventions and books of machines in the early modern period; the archer's paradox and modelling - a review; a new way of raising water by fire - Denis Papin's treatise of 1707 and its reception by contemporaries; contents of former volumes.
Series: History of Technology : Book 20
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 10th January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1