The Innovators, Trade: The Engineering Pioneers Who Transformed America
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BeschreibungA richly illustrated introduction to the engineering triumphs that made America modern In this age of microchips and deep space probes, it's hard to imagine life before electricity or passenger trains.
InhaltsverzeichnisIRON, STEAM, AND EARLY INDUSTRY, 1776-1855. Modern Engineering and the Transformation of America. Watt, Telford, and the British Beginnings. Fulton's Steamboat and the Mississippi. Lowell and the American Industrial Revolution. Francis and the Industrial Power Network. CROSSING THE CONTINENT, 1830-1883. The Stephensons, Thomson, and the Eastern Railroads. Henry Morse, and the Telegraph. St. Louis versus Chicago and the Continental Railroads. Carnegie and the Climax of Steel. Edison and the Network for Light. The Centennial Revolutions, 1876-1883. Notes and References. Index. Problems.
PortraitDAVID P. BILLINGTON, Professor of Civil Engineering at Princeton University, is the author of The Tower and the Bridge and Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, winner of the 1979 Dexter Prize as the outstanding book on the history of technology.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1996
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten