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History of Technology Volume 22 : Vol. 22, 2000 - Graham Hollister-Short

History of Technology Volume 22

Vol. 22, 2000

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780826453396

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The technical problems confronting different societies and periods, and the measures taken to solve them, form the concern of this annual collection of essays. History of Technology, Volume 22 deals with the history of technical discovery and change and explores the relation 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.Published under the auspices of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London

A failure to communicate - the demise of ELDO; building a hybrid landscape to purify the Ruhr region, 1890-1935; the craft of the bell founder - the Chyaryshnikovs, a Russian bell-founding family; John Farey and his "Treatise on the Steam Engine" of 1827; summer breeze and flushing toilet - deception and reality about our technical past; the establishment of the Society of Chemical Engineers in pre-War Japan; Wilhelm Ludwig von Eschwege (1777-1855) - a German engineer of mining and metallurgy in Portugal and Brazil. Symposium - the current state of the history of technology in Britain: Reflections on the history of technology in the United kingdom - a critique of antiquarian complaints of "neglect"; where is the history of technology?; reflections on the decline of the history of technology in Britain; some thoughts on the history of technology and its current condition in Britain; pursuing big books - technological change in global history; history of technology in German - a success story?; content of former volumes.

ISBN: 9780826453396
ISBN-10: 0826453392
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1