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The engines of our ingenuity : an engineer looks at technology and culture

Author: John H Lienhard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A million people tune in each weekday to hear John H. Lienhard's radio program "The Engines of Our Ingenuity." Now, Lienhard has gathered together his reflections on the nature of technology, culture, human inventiveness, and the history of engineering in this new book."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lienhard, John H., 1930-
Engines of our ingenuity.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606321894
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Lienhard
ISBN: 0195135830 9780195135831
OCLC Number: 41601330
Description: viii, 262 pages : illustrations . ; 24 cm
Contents: Mirrored by our machines --
God, the master craftsman --
Looking inside the inventive mind --
Common place --
Science marries into the family --
Industrial revolution --
Inventing America --
Taking flight --
Attitudes and technological change --
War and other ways to kill people --
Major landmarks --
Systems, design, and production --
Heroic materialism --
Who got there first --
Ever-present dangers --
Technology and literature --
Being there.
Responsibility: John H. Lienhard.
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