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Men, Machines, and Modern Times - 66 edition

Men, Machines, and Modern Times (ISBN10: 0262630184; ISBN13: 9780262630184)
ISBN13: 978-0262630184
ISBN10: 0262630184

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0262130257
ISBN10: 0262130254

Summary: Offers an entertaining series of historical accounts taken from the nineteenth century to highlight a main theme: the nature of technological change, the fission brought about in society by such change, and society's reaction to that change.

Edition/Copyright: 66
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: MIT Press
Published: 03/15/1968
International: No



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Cambridge 1976 Trade Paperback First Edition 8th Printing Very Good 12mo-over 6?"-7?" tall. Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped. SYNOPSIS: Men, Machines, ...show moreand Modern Times, though ultimately concerned with a positive alternative to an Orwellian 1984, offers an entertaining series of historical accounts taken from the nineteenth century to highlight a main theme: the nature of technological change, the fission brought about in a society by such change, and society's reaction to that change. Beginning with a remarkable illustration of resistance to innovation in the U. S. Navy following an officer's discovery of a more accurate way to fire a gun at sea, Elting Morison goes on to narrate the strange history of the new model steamship, the Wampanoag, in the 1860's. He then continues with the difficulties confronting the introduction of the pasteurization process for milk; he traces the development of the Bessemer process; and finally, he considers the uses of the compu ...show less
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