Books in category Technology & Engineering – History

  • The Truth Machine

    The Truth Machine
    Geoffrey C. Bunn

    He examines how the machine emerged as a technology of truth, transporting readers back to the obscure origins of criminology itself, ultimately concluding that the lie detector owes as much to popular culture as it does to factual science.

  • The Carriage Trade

    The Carriage Trade
    Thomas A. Kinney

    Kinney also explores the experiences of the carriage and wagon worker over the life of the industry. Deeply researched and strikingly original, this study contributes a vivid chapter to the story of America's industrial revolution.

  • Television

    Television
    Alexander B. Magoun

    Explores the history of television, discussing its initial conception, technological changes over the years, and the development of cable television and videotapes.

  • Power over Peoples

    Power over Peoples
    Daniel R. Headrick

    In Power over Peoples, Daniel Headrick traces the evolution of Western technologies–from muskets and galleons to jet planes and smart bombs–and sheds light on the environmental and social factors that have brought victory in some cases …

  • Computers

    Computers
    Eric G. Swedin, David L. Ferro

    Originally published: Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2005.

  • A History of Modern Planetary Physics

    A History of Modern Planetary Physics
    Stephen G. Brush

    Professor Brush also discusses the role of findings from the Apollo space program, especially the analysis of lunar samples, culminating in the establishment of the "giant impact" theory of the Moon's origin in the 1980s.

  • A History of Control Engineering 1930 1955

    A History of Control Engineering, 1930-1955
    Stuart Bennett

    Following his book on the origin of control engineering (1800-1930 (see separate entry), the author now traces development through the critical period 1930-1955, widely identified as the period of "classical" control theory.

  • Tides

    Tides
    David Edgar Cartwright

    A history of the study of the tides over two millennia, from Ancient Greeks to present sophisticated space-age techniques.

  • Electronic Media

    Electronic Media
    Norman J. Medoff, Barbara K. Kaye

    Underlying the structure of the book is a “See It Then, See It Now, See It Later? approach that focuses on how past innovations lay the groundwork for changing trends in technology, providing the opportunity and demand for change in both …

  • The Newtonian Revolution

    The Newtonian Revolution
    I. Bernard Cohen

    This volume presents Professor Cohen's original interpretation of the revolution that marked the beginnings of modern science and set Newtonian science as the model for the highest level of achievement in other branches of science.

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