A history of Western technology. Translated by Dorothea Waley Singer.


Cambridge, M.I.T. Press [1964] .

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Standard Title Technik. English
Other Title Western technology
Subjects Technology -- History.
Technology and civilization.
Technology.
Description 401 pages illustrations 23 cm
Copyright Date [1964]
Notes Translation of Technik: eine Geschichte ihrer Probleme.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Graeco-Roman antiquity -- Introduction -- The subordinate position of technology -- Technology outwits nature -- Specialization and the division of labour -- Making artillery -- The mechanic of Alexandria -- The architect -- Roman mining -- The middle ages -- Introduction -- Early Christianity and technology -- The monasteries and technical skill -- Islamic technology -- Technical achievements of the Middle Ages -- Villard de Honnecourt, Pierre de Maricourt and Roger Bacon -- Urban industry -- Miltary technology of the late Middle Ages.
The period of industrialization -- Introduction -- The widening use of the steam engine -- The factory system -- The cultural problem in technology -- German scientific technology -- Technology becomes a world power -- The rise of American technology -- The position of technology in Germany at the close of the nineteenth century -- New prime movers -- Electro-technology -- Flight and radio -- Large-scale synthetic chemistry, atomic energy, automation.
The Renaissance -- Introduction -- Engineering artists and leaders of research -- Iron foundries of the early Renaissance -- The idea of technology -- German mining and handicraft -- Scientific mechanics and technology -- The Baroque period -- Introduction -- Technology and patents -- Science and technology -- Phantasy and realism -- Technology and the free churches -- Great technical undertakings -- The struggle for a new prime mover -- The age of rationalism -- Introduction -- Master craftsmen and millwrights -- Trade and finance -- The liberal economy -- England's lead in technology -- Technology and science.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)566618
(OCoLC)ocm00566618
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Klemm, Friedrich, 1904-
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