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How invention begins : echoes of old voices in the rise of new machines

Author: John H Lienhard
Publisher: New York, N.Y. ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Lienhard, John H., 1930-
How invention begins.
New York, N.Y. ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005030825
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John H Lienhard
ISBN: 9780195305999 019530599X 9786610846511 6610846510
OCLC Number: 252674421
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 277 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Priority and apriority. Ötzi and silent beginnings --
The unrelenting presence of priority --
I built my airplane before the Wright brothers did --
Steam and speed. Inventing steam: "Alles was Odem hat" --
From steam to steam engine --
From steam engine to thermodynamics --
Inventing speed --
Inventive motivation and exponential change --
Writing and showing. Inventing Gutenberg --
From Gutenberg to a newly literate world: gestation to cradle to maturation --
Inventing means for illustrating reality --
Fast presses, cheap books, and ghosts of old readers --
Views through a wider lens. Inventing education: the great equalizer --
The arc of invention: finding finished forms.
Responsibility: John H. Lienhard.

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