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Inventing modern : growing up with x-rays, skyscrapers, and tailfins

Author: John H Lienhard
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the cultural history of the first half of the twentieth century, showing the impact of technological and scientific developments on the culture. In this book, the author elucidates, from a  Read more...

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Named Person: John H Lienhard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Lienhard
ISBN: 0195160320 9780195160321 0195189515 9780195189513
OCLC Number: 51330219
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2004.
Description: ix, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1846 : great-grandpa and manifest destiny --
Short-lived technologies : searching for direction --
"The irruption of forces totally new" --
A new genus of genius --
Remington to modern : finding the core on the fringe --
Fires and the high-rise Phoenix --
The titan city --
Automobile --
On the road : of highways and gasoline --
The back door into the sky --
Flying down to Rio --
A boy's life in the new century --
Inventing a better mousetrap --
War --
A funeral in the fifties --
After modern.
Responsibility: John H. Lienhard.
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