A Short History of Technology from the Earliest Times to A.D.1900 (Paperback)
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Short Description for A Short History of Technology from the Earliest Times to A.D.1900 Chronologically, this text is divided into two parts. The first examines the development of technology up to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. The second continues the story to 1900. Each section is preceded by an historical introduction, and the book concludes with a series of tables designed to show the interrelation of events named in the text. Profusely illustrated.
- Published: 01 July 1993
- Format: Paperback 782 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780486274720 ISBN 10: 0486274721
- Sales rank: 437,349
Full description for A Short History of Technology from the Earliest Times to A.D.1900
Chronologically, the text is divided into two parts, the first telling the story up to ca. 1750 A. D. -- the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in Britain - and the second continuing it up to 1900. The book begins with a general historical survey of ancient civilizations, then goes on to consider such topics as food production, metalworking, building construction, early sources of power and the beginning of the chemical industry. The second and lengthier portion of the text focuses on the development of the steam engine, machine tools, modern transport, mining coal and metals, the rise of the modern chemical industry, textiles, the internal combustion engine, electricity and more.