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Fifty Machines That Changed the Course of History

Chaline, Eric (Book - 2012)
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"Survey of the mechanical devices that propelled 18th-century society into the 19th and 20th centuries. The book celebrates more than 200 years of technological development at the height of the Industrial Revolution. These are not generic inventions but rather specific, branded machines whose names in many cases have become synonymous with the machine or its purpose. The entries fall into eight categories relating to their sphere of influence: Industry, Agriculture, Media, Transport, Science, Computing, Energy and Home. Concise text describes the machines, what led to their invention, and the effects on society."--Publisher description. Gives the historical and technological context behind fifty machines that influenced the development of human civilization.
Authors: Chaline, Eric
Title: Fifty machines that changed the course of history
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2012.
Characteristics: 224 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.
Contents: Jacquard loom
Roberts' lathe
Stephenson's "rocket"
Roberts' loom
Whitworth planing machines
Corliss steam engine
Babbage difference engine
Singer "turtle back" sewing machine
SS Great Eastern
Hyatt stuffing machine
Gramme machine
Linotype machine
Parsons' steam turbine
"Rover" safety bicycle
Westinghouse AC system
Berliner "gramophone"
Lumière "cinématographe"
Marconi radio
Diesel engine
Underwood no. 1 typewriter
Kodak "brownie" camera
Tungsram light bulb
Automatic electric candlestick telephone
Model T Ford
Hoover suction sweeper
Holt Caterpillar combine harvester
Black & Decker electric drill
G.E. "monitor top" refrigerator
LZ 127 Graf zeppelin
Baird "televisor"
Philco-York air conditioner
Siemens electron microscope
Mittlewerk V-2 rocket
G.E. top-loading washing machine
Ampex model 200A tape recorder
De Havilland DH106 Comet
Victa Rotomo fan mower
Magnox nuclear reactor
Unimate 1900
Saturn V rocket
EMI CT scanner
JVC HR-3300EK
Atari 2600
Sony TPS-L2 "walkman"
Vestas HVK10
IBM PC 5150
Hayes smartmodem 300
ABI 370A DNA sequencer
Hubble space telescope
Motorola StarTAC.
Summary: "Survey of the mechanical devices that propelled 18th-century society into the 19th and 20th centuries. The book celebrates more than 200 years of technological development at the height of the Industrial Revolution. These are not generic inventions but rather specific, branded machines whose names in many cases have become synonymous with the machine or its purpose. The entries fall into eight categories relating to their sphere of influence: Industry, Agriculture, Media, Transport, Science, Computing, Energy and Home. Concise text describes the machines, what led to their invention, and the effects on society."--Publisher description.
Gives the historical and technological context behind fifty machines that influenced the development of human civilization.
Local Note: 6 9 15 29 53 118 138 198 203 210 211 231 242
ISBN: 1770850902
9781770850903
Statement of Responsibility: written by Eric Chaline
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-219) and index.
Subject Headings: Inventions History. Machinery Social aspects. Machinery History.
Topical Term: Inventions
Machinery
Machinery
LCCN: 2012540874
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