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Philosophers and machines

Author: Otto Mayr
Publisher: New York : Science History Publications, 1976.
Series: History of science : Selections from ISIS
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Philosophers and machines.
New York : Science History Publications, 1976
(OCoLC)623000858
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Otto Mayr
ISBN: 0882020447 9780882020440
OCLC Number: 2295019
Description: 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Otto Mayr --
The earliest stages in the evolution of the Still / Martin Levey --
Egyptian water clocks / A. Pogo --
How was the temple of Eupalinus aligned? / June Goodfield & Stephen Toulmin --
Eupalinos and his tunnel / B.L. Van Der Waerden --
The tunnel of Eupalinus and the tunnel problem of Hero of Alexandria / Alfred Burns --
The arsenal in Piraeus and the ancient building rules / William Hovgaard --
La Meunerie de Barbegal (France) et les roues hydrauliques chez las anciens et au moyen age / C.L. Sagui --
Carlo Darti on the invention of eyeglasses / Edward Rosen --
Hero's pneumatica : a study of its transmission and influence / Marie Boas --
Floating docks in the sixteenth century / George Sarton --
The science of gunnery in Elizabethan England / Henry J. Webb --
The first epicycloidal gearteeth / Robert S. Woodbury --
Latent heat and the invention of the Watt engine / Donald Fleming --
Sadi Carnot and the steam engine engineers / Milton Kerker --
Sadi Carnot and the Cagnard engine / Thomas S. Kuhn --
Leopardi and the machine age / Hilda L. Norman --
The background of Tennyson's "Airy navies" / Clark Emery --
Maxwell and the origin of cybernetics / Otto Mayr --
Hertz and the technological significance of electromagnetic waves / Charles Susskind.
Series Title: History of science : Selections from ISIS
Responsibility: Otto Mayr, editor.

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