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.

  • Urban Modernity

    Urban Modernity
    Miriam R. Levin, Sophie Forgan, Martina Hessler, Robert H. Kargon, Morris Low

    At the close of the nineteenth century, industrialization and urbanization marked the end of the traditional understanding of society as rooted in agriculture.

  • The Elements and Practice of Rigging Seamanship and Naval Tactics

    The Elements and Practice of Rigging, Seamanship, and Naval Tactics
    David Steel

    The first English manual of best naval practice for aspiring young officers, first published in 1794.

  • The Last Tasmanian Tiger

    The Last Tasmanian Tiger
    Robert Paddle

    The most complete examination of the history and extinction of the Tasmanian tiger.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • American Sunshine

    American Sunshine
    Daniel Freund

    In American Sunshine, Daniel Freund tracks the obsession with sunlight from those bleak days into the twentieth century.

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