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A short history of technology from the earliest times to A.D. 1900

Author: T K Derry; Trevor Illtyd Williams
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1961, ©1960.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Derry, T.K. (Thomas Kingston), 1905-
Short history of technology from the earliest times to A.D. 1900.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1961 [©1960]
(OCoLC)596371376
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T K Derry; Trevor Illtyd Williams
ISBN: 0198812310 9780198812319
OCLC Number: 384782
Description: xviii, 782 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: from the earliest times to A.D.1750 --
General historical survey --
The production of food --
Production for domestic needs --
The extraction and working of metals --
Building construction --
Transport --
Communication and record --
Early sources of power --
The beginnings of the chemical industry --
Part II: the industrial revolution to A.D.1900 --
Historical survey (1750-1900) --
The steam-engine --
Machine-tools and their products --
Modern transport --
Building construction: requirements of urban communities --
Building construction: requirements for transport --
Coal and the metals --
New materials: coal-gas, petroleum, and rubber --
The rise of the modern chemical industry --
Textiles --
Pottery and glass --
The internal combustion engine --
The electrical industry --
Printing, photography, and the cinema --
Agriculture and food --
Epilogue: technological and general history.
Responsibility: by T.K. Derry and Trevor I. Williams.

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