By Lisa Gitelman
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By Ann Johnson
The improvement of antilock braking structures (ABS) offers an awesome case examine for analyzing the method of engineering layout since it offered an array of universal problems confronted through engineers in learn and improvement. ABS didn't boost predictably. study and improvement came about in either the private and non-private sectors and concerned contributors operating in several disciplines, languages, associations, and firms. Johnson lines ABS improvement from its first patents within the Nineteen Thirties to the winning 1978 marketplace advent of built-in ABS by way of Daimler and Bosch. She examines how an information neighborhood first shaped round realizing the phenomenon of skidding, prior to it became its realization to construction tools to degree, version, and forestall automobiles’ wheels from locking up. whereas organisations’ bills of ABS improvement usually current an easy linear tale, Hitting the Brakes describes the complete social and cognitive complexity and context of engineering design.
By Marc Seifer
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited because the suggestion for radio, robots, and even radar, has been known as the shopper saint of recent electrical energy. in response to unique fabric and formerly unavailable records, this acclaimed ebook is the definitive biography of the guy thought of via many to be the founder of glossy electric expertise. between Tesla’s creations have been the channeling of alternating present, fluorescent and neon lighting fixtures, instant telegraphy, and the large generators that harnessed the ability of Niagara Falls.
This crucial biography is illustrated with 16 pages of pictures, together with the July 20, 1931, Time journal conceal for a subject celebrating the inventor’s career.
“A deep and entire biography of an outstanding engineer of early electric science--likely to develop into the definitive biography. hugely recommended.”--American organization for the development of Science
“Seifer's brilliant, revelatory, exhaustively researched biography rescues pioneer inventor Nikola Tesla from cult prestige and restores him to his rightful position as a primary architect of the fashionable age.” --Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“[Wizard] brings the various advanced points of [Tesla's] own and technical lifestyles jointly in to a cohesive whole....I hugely suggest this biography of a good technologist.” --A.A. Mullin, U.S. military house and Strategic safety Command, COMPUTING REVIEWS
“[Along with a stunning brain] one of many 5 top biographies written at the brilliantly disturbed.”--WALL highway JOURNAL
“Wizard is a compelling story proposing a teeming, brilliant global of technology, expertise, tradition and human lives.”--NEW SCIENTIST
“Marc Seifer is a wonderful author and student, who has produced a splendidly readable and illuminating biography of 1 of the main interesting males of this century...mak[ing] us comprehend not just the guy, but in addition the days during which he lived....[A] masterpiece.”--NELSON DEMILLE
“The writer offers a lot new material...[and] bases his e-book on a great number of archival and first sources....Underneath the layers of hero worship, the center of Seifer's publication is a significant piece of scholarship.” --Ronald Kline, clinical AMERICAN
“Seifer has performed a outstanding task dealing with all the Tesla manuscripts...ferret[ing] out thousands of newspaper and journal articles during which he strains out Tesla's public picture [and] deals an inexpensive reconstruction of Tesla's emotional world...Seifer has considerably complicated our knowing of Tesla.”--Bernard Carlson, writer of Tesla: Inventor of Age, for ISIS
“It is my opinion that Dr. Seifer leads the area because the so much authoritative of all of the Tesla researchers.”--J.W. McGINNIS, President, overseas Tesla Society
“Far and away the simplest task between Tesla biographies.”--Jeffrey D. Kooistra, endless ENERGY
“Wizard is...utterly soaking up with chapters charting all levels of Tesla's life...Seifer treats his prodigious topic with sympathy and realism.”--NEXUS
“Wizard...presents a way more accurate...picture of Tesla.... [It] is thorough, informative, interesting and a important addition to electrotechnological heritage, earlier and future.”--ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TIMES
“In glossy occasions, Tesla could be having fun with a comeback because of books like Wizard.”--THE manhattan TIMES
By Richard P. Hallion
Richard Hallion, a wonderful overseas authority on aviation, deals a daring new exam of airplane historical past, stressing its international roots. the result's an interpretive historical past of unusual sweep, complexity, and heat. Taking care to put every one technological increase within the context of its personal interval in addition to that of the evolving period of air trip, this ground-breaking paintings follows the pre-history of flight, the paintings of balloon and airship advocates, fruitless early makes an attempt to invent the plane, the Wright brothers and different pioneers, the influence of air energy at the final result of worldwide struggle I, and at last the move of prophecy into perform as flight got here to play an ever-more very important position in global affairs, either army and civil.
Making wide use of extracts from the journals, diaries, and memoirs of the pioneers themselves, and interspersing them with a variety or infrequent photos and drawings, Taking Flight leads readers to the laboratories and airfields the place plane have been conceived and established. Forcefully but gracefully written in wealthy element and with thorough documentation, this ebook is sure to be the traditional reference for years yet to come on how humanity got here to take to the sky, and what the Aerial Age has intended to the realm on account that da Vinci's first fantastical designs.
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By Alexander B. Magoun
For larger or worse, tv has been the dominant medium of verbal exchange for fifty years. just about all American families have a tv set; many have multiple. Transmitting photographs and sounds electronically is a comparatively contemporary invention, one who required passionate inventors, decided businessmen, govt regulators, and prepared shoppers. This quantity within the Greenwood Technographies sequence covers the total historical past of tv from 19the-century eu conceptions of transmitting relocating photographs electrically to the demise of television as a discrete method in a electronic age. Magoun additionally discusses the altering face of tv within the monitors that individuals watch all over the world. Television: The lifestyles tale of a Technology appeals to scholars and lay readers alike in highlighting key occasions and other people: the yankee engineers and entrepreneus resembling Vladimir Zworykin and David Sarnoff who ignited the tv undefined; the bloom of programming offerings in tandem with the child increase new release; the improvement of cable and satellite tv for pc television; the Asians who innovated American innovations in videorecording and flat-panel monitors; using television in wartime; and the recent worlds of electronic and high-definition tv. in response to the most recent study, this crisply written, occasionally provocative survey incorporates a word list, timeline, and bibliography for additional infomration.
By Brian Frehner
By Henry S. F. Cooper
Thirteen is the surprising, outstanding, and fully precise tale of ways the astronauts and floor group guided Apollo thirteen to a secure touchdown on the earth. increasing on dispatches written for the New Yorker, Henry S. F. Cooper Jr. brings readers extraordinary element at the moment-by-moment advancements of 1 of NASA’s such a lot dramatic missions.
By Edward L. Golding
This publication presents an obtainable evaluation of the ways in which key components of know-how have impacted international ecosystems and traditional groups. It bargains a brand new state of mind in regards to the total origins of environmental difficulties. Combining ways drawn from environmental biology and the heritage of technology and expertise, it describes the motivations in the back of many technical advances and the settings during which they happened, prior to tracing their final environmental affects. 4 large parts of human job are described:
- over-harvesting of usual assets utilizing the examples of looking, fishing and freshwater use;
- farming, inhabitants, land use, and migration;
- discovery, synthesis and use of synthetic chemical compounds; and
- development of resources of synthetic strength and the frequent pollutants brought on by strength iteration and effort use.
These concepts were pushed by way of quite a few forces, yet typically new applied sciences have emerged out of interesting, psychologically wealthy, human studies. This e-book presents an advent to those complicated advancements and may be crucial analyzing for college students of technology, expertise and society, environmental heritage, and the historical past of technological know-how and technology.
Download e-book for iPad: De l'orangerie au palais de cristal, une histoire des serres by Yves-Marie Allain
By Yves-Marie Allain
Aujourd'hui, dans nos contrées froides ou tempérées, nous pouvons aisément admirer los angeles flore tropicale en visitant les grandes serres qui agrémentent un definite nombre de jardins publics ou privés. Mais en fut-il toujours ainsi ? L'auteur retrace cette quête des hommes, permanente depuis le début du XVIIe siècle, pour jouir du plaisir de posséder et contempler ces étranges végétaux venus des « zones torrides ». remark protéger ces plantes qui ne peuvent supporter nos climats ? remark leur construire un abri approprié, orangerie, serre froide ou serre chaude ? Durant des siècles, botanistes, jardiniers et propriétaires vont se trouver confrontés à de nombreux défis : progresser dans los angeles connaissance de los angeles biologie des plantes exotiques, maîtriser les matériaux de development - bois, fer, vitrage - et inventer de nouveaux systèmes de chauffage. L'usage du fer et de los angeles fonte, les ideas des verriers et los angeles mise au element du chauffage par thermosiphon, dans les années 1850, transformeront les serres en palais de verre et les plantes chétives en forêts tropicales ! C'est ce lengthy cheminement, jalonné par toutes les nouveautés innovations apparues au fil du temps, qui est décrit ici, des débuts balbutiants des années 1600 à l'apogée des années 1900.
By Steven Myers
Extensively illustrated, this e-book describes how the big stones have been moved from the quarries and set in position with severe precision. utilizing the misplaced applied sciences defined during this booklet, the nice Pyramid was once assembled without problems with no the unworkable inspiration of a big ramp. This booklet additionally examines smooth Egyptology's unprovable causes of the way the good Pyramid was once outfitted and gives a clean and intriguing substitute!
Steven Myers feels that the nice Pyramid is not only an inappropriate historic constitution. He contends that the nice Pyramid used to be equipped utilizing complex applied sciences which have to be redeveloped in our glossy age. an important element of this e-book is the competition that those historical, yet hugely complicated applied sciences, can greatly increase our smooth yet very bothered world!