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The Engines Of Our Ingenuity

Author: John H. Lienhard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195167313
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This book explores the nature of creativity in engineering and technology, and how it relates to creativity in art or science. Lienhard has for ten years done a twice-weekly radio show, carried on about 35 NPR stations, consisting of 3-minute essays on technology. He uses the substance of selected segments of his radio program to create a continuous narrative presenting his insights on technological creativity. This book has the same title as his radio program, to further draw the attention of his one million listeners.

Inventing Modern

Author: John H. Lienhard
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195189515
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An exploration of the technology and drive that marked the first half of the twentieth century identifies cultural concepts that prompted unprecedented advancements, citing the author's own observations of the era's developments from the perspective of a child and a newcomer to America. By the author of The Engines of Our Ingenuity. (Technology)

How Invention Begins

Author: John H. Lienhard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195341201
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Original publication and copyright date: 2006.

The Industrial Revolution In America Overview Comparison

Author: Kevin Hillstrom
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851097198
Size: 19.92 MB
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This three-volume set concludes ABC-CLIO's groundbreaking series on the Industrial Revolution as it played out in the United States, offering volumes on the communications industry and the agriculture and meatpacking industries—plus a concluding overview volume on the causes, courses, and interconnections among the industries that brought such dramatic change to our lives. * Sidebars take readers deeper into fascinating topics, such as the role of the railroads in the rise of Chicago's meatpacking industry and in the spread of the telegraph * Biographical sketches of larger-than-life entrepreneurs including Samuel F. B. Morse, Cyrus McCormick, and Philip Armour

Economics Of Intangibles

Author: Gary Zatzman
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600213168
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Up to now, economics as a branch of social science has been concerned mainly to map the commercial and financial relations of Humanity. Although these relationships are by definition intangible, the forms by which these relations are expressed are tangible. This book presents the many quintessential elements of economics from all around the globe.

Spaces For The Future

Author: Joseph C. Pitt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135007748
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Focused on mapping out contemporary and future domains in philosophy of technology, this volume serves as an excellent, forward-looking resource in the field and in cognate areas of study. The 32 chapters, all of them appearing in print here for the first time, were written by both established scholars and fresh voices. They cover topics ranging from data discrimination and engineering design, to art and technology, space junk, and beyond. Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology is structured in six parts: (1) Ethical Space and Experience; (2) Political Space and Agency; (3) Virtual Space and Property; (4) Personal Space and Design; (5) Inner Space and Environment; and (6) Outer Space and Imagination. The organization maps out current and emerging spaces of activity in the field and anticipates the big issues that we soon will face.

Ishmael

Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074341974X
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The U.S.S. Enterprise™ is on a peaceful mission at Starbase 12 when a bizarre cosmic phenomenon causes a Klingon ship to suddenly vanish -- with Spock aboard for the ride. Spock's last message from the Klingon ship is cryptic and frightening. The Klingons are traveling into the past, searching for the one man who holds the key to the furure. If they can kill that man, the course of history will be changed -- and the Federation will be destroyed!

A Short Bright Flash Augustin Fresnel And The Birth Of The Modern Lighthouse

Author: Theresa Levitt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039306879X
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Describes the life of the man who invented a new lighthouse lens, capable of shining brighter, farther and more efficiently than existing light sources, and his fight against the scientific elite, his poor health and the limits of his era's technology. 13,000 first printing.