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Ingenium : five machines that changed the world

Author: Mark Denny
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2007.
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"Ingenium is medieval English vernacular for "an ingenious contrivance." In this book, physicist Mark Denny considers five such contrivances and demonstrates how they literally changed the world. Interweaving narrative with diagrams, equations, and drawings, Denny shares the history of each device, explains the physics behind it, and describes how it was used, how it evolved, and why it is significant in today's  Read more...
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Denny, Mark, 1953-
Ingenium.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006026085
(OCoLC)70911142
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Denny
ISBN: 9780801898464 0801898463
OCLC Number: 593295726
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 176 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Timeline --
Introduction --
1. Bow and arrow --
2. Waterwheels and windmills --
3. Counterpoise siege engines --
4. Pendulum clock anchor escapement --
5. Centrifugal governor --
6. Inventiveness --
Further reading --
Index.
Other Titles: Five machines that changed the world
Responsibility: Mark Denny.

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Whether you dream of making a better mousetrap or launching pumpkins into the stratosphere, Ingenium will tickle your fancy.  Read more...

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