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Usher, Abbott Payson 1883-1965

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Works: 54 works in 331 publications in 6 languages and 6,997 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Creator
Classifications: HB1, 330
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Most widely held works about Abbott Payson Usher
 
Most widely held works by Abbott Payson Usher
A history of mechanical inventions by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

108 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is without peer in its field."--American Scientist In this completely revised and enlarged edition of a classic work in the history of technology, a noted scholar explores the importance of technological innovation in the cultural and economic history of the West. Following an introductory discussion of the place of technology in economic history, the author offers a penetrating historical analysis of social change. Within this context he develops a theory of invention based on Gestalt psychology and a concept of social evolution as continuous development from antiquity to the present. Emphasis is placed on the role of economic forces in the development of technology, with scientific concepts also playing an important role in bringing about change. The latter part of the book focuses on the production and control of power in general, and in particular on a number of important operative mechanisms. Thus we read thought-provoking accounts of the technology of textile manufacture from primitive times, of water wheels and windmills, water clocks, and mechanical clocks, and the work of Leonardo da Vinci. The development of printing is carefully studied, not only for its intrinsic interest, but because of its importance for the history of science. Other topics include the production and application of power (1500-1830), machine tools and quantity production, the production and distribution of power since 1832, and the role of Asia Minor as a source of techniques which dominated the Middle Ages and the modern period as well. Thoroughly researched and cogently reasoned, A History of Mechanical Inventions belongs in the library of anyone interested in the history of science and invention, as well as the relationship of technology to economic and social history. "Throughout the book there is constant proof of the author's wide learning and varied intellectual interests." -- The New York Times
The quarterly journal of economics by Harvard University( )

in English and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 1-22 include the section "Recent publications upon economics."
An economic history of Europe since 1750 by Witt Bowden( Book )

31 editions published between 1937 and 1970 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the industrial history of England by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

27 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library owns c. 1,2
The early history of deposit banking in Mediterranean Europe by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

30 editions published between 1943 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the grain trade in France, 1400-1710 by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

24 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and German and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two manuscripts by Charles Davenant by Charles Davenant( Book )

3 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two manuscripts by Charles Davenant( Book )

7 editions published in 1942 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architects and craftsmen in history : festschrift für Abbott Payson Usher by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

10 editions published in 1956 in English and German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

":Since his retirement from Harvard in 1949, Abbott Payson Usher has continued to enrich the study of economic history both by his teaching and his researchy. Work as a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin and at Yale has been combined with the publication of several important articles on industrial location and on methodology. Most recently a major revision of his best-known piece of research, A History of Mechanical Inventions, has been issued, appearing within a few months of his seventieth birthday. It is appropriate therefore that the attempt should be made in this volume to define some of the main currents in economic history-writing in the twentieth century, and to estimate from present perspectives the position of Professor Usher's work in relation to them"--Dedication, page [v]
Historia de las invenciones mecánicas by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

5 editions published between 1941 and 1946 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Early history of deposit banking in Mediterranean Europe by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

6 editions published between 1943 and 1967 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydroelectricity and industrial development: Quebec, 1898-1940 by J. H Dales( Book )

5 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Early History of Deposit Banking in Mediterranean Europe. Volume 1 by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of banking: the primitive bank of deposit, 1200-1600 by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dynamic analysis of the location of economic activity by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deposit banking in Barcelona, 1300-1700 by Abbott Payson Usher( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two manuscripts ... I-a memorial concerning the coyn of England. November, 1695. II- A memoriall concerning creditt. July 15, 1696 by Charles Davenant( Book )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword by Abbott Payson Usher( )

in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual report of the American Historical Association for the year 1920( )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Mechanical Inventions : Revised Edition by Abbott Payson Usher( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised and updated classic explores the importance of technological innovation in the cultural and economic history of the West. Topics include technology of textile manufacture from primitive times, water wheels and wind mills, clocks and watches, and invention of printing. "Without peer in its field." - American Scientist
 
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A history of mechanical inventions
Alternative Names
Abbott Payson Usher American economic historian

Abbott Payson Usher Amerikaans techniekhistoricus (1883-1965)

Abbott Payson Usher US-amerikanischer Technikhistoriker

Payson Usher, Abbott

Payson Usher, Abbott 1883-1965

Usher, A. P.

Usher, Abbott P. 1883-1965

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