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The history of invention

Author: Trevor Illtyd Williams
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Facts on File, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles thousands of inventions, and explains and places them in their historical, cultural, and scientific context.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Illtyd Williams
ISBN: 0816017883 9780816017881
OCLC Number: 15489829
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: The beginnings of civilization --
The agricultural revolution --
Domestic life --
Transport --
Building construction --
Power and machinery --
Metals and metal-working --
The technology of war --
The rise of Islam --
Paper and printing --
Shipping and navigation --
The beginning of mechanization --
The birth of the chemical industry --
Architectural development --
The arts of war --
The dawn of the modern world --
Prime movers --
New modes of transport --
Mining and metals --
Household appliances --
The changing pattern of agriculture --
The early 20th century --
Military technology and World War One --
Sources of energy --
New channels of communication --
Transport: the rise of road and air --
New building techniques --
The rise of the chemical industry --
The post-war world --
Medicine and public health --
New aspects of agriculture and food --
New materials --
Computers and information technology --
New military technologies --
The shrinking earth --
The way ahead.
Responsibility: Trevor I. Williams.

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Chronicles thousands of inventions, and explains and places them in their historical, cultural, and scientific context.

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