Books in category Technology & Engineering – History

  • Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times Volume 3

    Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times, Volume 3
    Morris Kline

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Computers

    Computers
    Eric G. Swedin, David L. Ferro

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

  • American Sunshine

    American Sunshine
    Daniel Freund

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

  • Linear Algebras

    Linear Algebras
    L. E. Dickson

    Originally published in 1914, this book provides a concise account regarding the theory of linear associative algebras.

  • 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.

  • 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 …

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