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How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World.

Author: David H. Allen.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents an offbeat, nontechnical chronology of the history of mechanics, from the Big Bang to present day. It covers subjects ranging from Egyptian civilization, music and musical instruments, art, and climate dynamics and demonstrates how their evolution both impacted and was impacted by humankind's understanding of mechanics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David H. Allen.
ISBN: 1306199468 9781306199469 9783319017013 3319017012 9783319017006 3319017004
OCLC Number: 865653293
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Mechanics and our ancestors --
2. The Greeks --
3. The Romans --
4. Mechanics in the Middle Ages --
5. The artistic Renaissance --
6. Finding our way --
7. Mechanics reborn --
8. Music and measuring --
9. Continuum mechanics, art and structures --
10. Weather --
11. Life cycles --
12. The quality of our lives --
13. Mechanics today --
14. The future of mechanics.

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