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Great Feuds in Technology.

Author: Hal Hellman
Publisher: New York : Argo-Navis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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If someone were to ask you who invented the miner's safety lamp, you'd probably have no trouble answering?I don't know." But what about the telegraph? The automobile? The airplane? Television? Conflicting claims over the answers to these questions have led to some of the longest and most bitter battles in the history of technology. Great Feuds in Technology takes a close look at each of these celebrated disputes and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hellman, Hal.
Great Feuds in Technology.
New York : Argo-Navis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Hellman
ISBN: 9780786755219 0786755210
OCLC Number: 861080323
Description: 1 online resource (519 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1: Ned Ludd versus the Industrial Revolution: Are Machines the Problem?; 2: Davy versus Stephenson: Who Invented the Miner's Safety Lamp?; 3: Morse versus Jackson and Henry: The Electromagnetic Telegraph; 4: Edison versus Westinghouse: The AC/DC War; 5: Ford versus Selden and ALAM: Automobile Manufacturing; 6: Wright Brothers versus Curtiss, Chanute, Ader, Whitehead, and Others: The First Successful Flying Machine; 7: Sarnoff versus Farnsworth: The Fathers of Television. 8: Rickover versus Zumwalt (and Just about Everyone Else): Nuclear Submarines and a Nuclear Navy9: Venter versus Collins: Decoding the Human Genome; 10: Rifkin versus the Monsanto Company: Battling the Biotech World; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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If someone were to ask you who invented the miner's safety lamp, you'd probably have no trouble answering?I don't know." But what about the telegraph? The automobile? The airplane? Television? Conflicting claims over the answers to these questions have led to some of the longest and most bitter battles in the history of technology. Great Feuds in Technology takes a close look at each of these celebrated disputes and reveals that the answers are far more complex entertaining, and enlightening than you might ever imagine. In this book, you'll discover how the use of new techn.

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