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An Encyclopaedia of the history of technology

Author: Ian McNeil
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology includes 21 chapters by international experts covering the entire history of technology, from humankind's earliest use of stone tools to the exploration of space.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Aufsatzsammlung
Encyclopédies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McNeil
ISBN: 0415147921 9780415147927
OCLC Number: 36231160
Description: xv, 1062 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Non-ferrous metals / A.S. Darling --
Ferrous metals / W.K.V. Gale --
The chemical and allied industries / Lance Day --
Water, wind and animal power / J. Kenneth Major --
Steam and internal combustion engines / E.F.C. Somerscales --
Electricity / Brian Bowers --
Engineering, methods of manufacture and production / A.K. Corry --
Roads, bridges and vehicles / Ian McNeil --
Inland waterways / John Boyes --
Ports and shipping / A.W.H. Pearsall --
Rail / P.J.G. Ransom --
Aeronautics / J.A. Bagley --
Spaceflight / John Griffiths --
Language, writing, printing and graphics arts / Lance Day --Information: timekeeping, computing, telecommunications and audiovisual technologies / Herbert Ohlman --
Agriculture: the production and preservation of food and drink / Andrew Patterson --
Textiles and clothing / Richard Hills --
Building and architecture / Doreen Yarwood --
The domestic interior: technology and the home / Doreen Yarwood --
Public utilities / R.S. Buchanan --
Weapons and armour / Charles Messenger.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of the history of technology
Responsibility: edited by Ian McNeil.

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Emanating from the prestigious Science Museum, London, this is the only one-volume encyclopaedia covering the entire field of the History of technology.  Read more...

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