Books in category Technology & Engineering – History

  • First Man

    First Man
    James R. Hansen

    An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication.

  • Reflections on the Decline of Science in England and on Some of Its Causes

    Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of Its Causes
    Charles Babbage

    Pivotal factors implicated in the parlous state of contemporary science are identified in this seminal 1830 work.

  • The Disappearance of the Social in American Social Psychology

    The Disappearance of the Social in American Social Psychology
    John D. Greenwood

    In this challenging work, John Greenwood demarcates the original conception of the social dimensions of cognition, emotion and behaviour and of the discipline of social psychology itself, that was embraced by early twentieth-century …

  • A History of Modern Planetary Physics

    A History of Modern Planetary Physics
    Stephen G. Brush

    The early twentieth century saw the replacement of the Nebular Hypothesis with the Chamberlin-Moulton theory that the solar system resulted from the encounter of the Sun with a passing star.

  • The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    Alfred Pugsley

    Originally published in 1976, this book by a group of engineers, each distinguished for work in their field, describes the achievements of I. K. Brunel, the giant among nineteenth-century engineers, whose works include the Clifton …

  • 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.

  • Birdmen Batmen and Skyflyers

    Birdmen, Batmen, and Skyflyers
    Michael Abrams

    It traces the story of winged flight from its doomed early pioneers to their glorious high-tech descendants, who’ve at last conquered gravity (sometimes, anyway).

  • Electronic Media

    Electronic Media
    Norman J. Medoff, Barbara Kaye

    This new edition features two new chapters: one on social media, and one on choosing your entertainment and information experience.

  • The Problem with Pilots

    The Problem with Pilots
    Timothy P. Schultz

    The Problem with Pilots tells the story of how, in the years between the world wars, physicians and engineers sought new ways to address these difficulties and bridge the widening gap between human and machine performance.

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