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The technological revolution.

Author: John D Clare
Publisher: Macmillan, 1990.
Series: History in depth.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Designed and classroom-tested during a joint fellowship by Durham County Council and the Young Historian Scheme, this publication provides an account of the growth of technology to the present day.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Clare
ISBN: 0333494873 9780333494875
OCLC Number: 20563573
Description: 64 unnumbered pages
Contents: Part 1 Beginnings, 1700 - 1850, science, society and economy: using the evidence - the first engineers; why engineering developed; science and engineering in the industrial revolution; Whessoe - the beginning; using the evidence - the railway foundry in 1835. Part 2 Diffusion and development, 1800 - 1900, science, society and economy: engineering the the 19th century; using the evidence - Edison's Phonomotor; assignment - role of individual (William Fairburn); Whessoe - the later 19th century; using the evidence - Whessoe Foundry Ltd. Part 3 Heyday, 1895 - 1950, science, society and economy: depression of the thirties; engineering 1895 - 1950; using the evidence - the existential pleasures of engineering; research assignment - Teeside at mid-century; Whessoe - 1900 50; working at Whessoe. Part 4 The modern world: society and economy; science, technology and engineering 1945 - 80; using the evidence - selecting a machine tool; Whessoe after the war; the depression of the 1980s; using the evidence - "aims"; women in engineering; assignment - development over time; Whessoe into the 1980s.
Series Title: History in depth.

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