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The Resource Power, speed, and form : engineers and the making of the twentieth century, David P. Billington and David P. Billington Jr

Power, speed, and form : engineers and the making of the twentieth century, David P. Billington and David P. Billington Jr

Label
Power, speed, and form : engineers and the making of the twentieth century
Title
Power, speed, and form
Title remainder
engineers and the making of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
David P. Billington and David P. Billington Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
[This book] is the first accessible account of the engineering behind eight breakthrough innovations that transformed American life from 1876 to 1939: the telephone, electric power, oil refining, the automobile, the airplane, radio, the long-span steel bridge, and building with reinforced concrete. Beginning with Thomas Edison's system to generate and distribute electric power, the authors explain the Bell telephone, the oil refining processes of William Burton and Eugene Houdry, Henry Ford's Model T car and the response by General Motors, the Wright brothers' airplane, radio innovations from Marconi to Armstrong, Othmar Ammann's George Washington Bridge, the reinforced concrete structures of John Eastwood and Anton Tedesko, and in the 1930s, the Chrysler Airflow car and the Douglas DC-3 airplane. These innovations used simple numerical ideas, which the Billingtons integrate with short narrative accounts of each breakthrough, a unique and effective way to introduce engineering and how engineers think. The book shows how the best engineering exemplifies efficiency, economy and, where possible, elegance. Educators, first-year engineering students, liberal arts students, and general readers now have, for the first time in one volume, an accessible and readable history of engineering achievements that were vital to America's development and that are still the foundations of modern life
Cataloging source
N$T
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1927-2018
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Billington, David P.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
This edition in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Billington, David P.
Series statement
Engineering case studies online
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  • Engineering
  • Engineers
  • Ingénierie
  • Technologie
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Engineering
  • Engineers
  • United States
  • Pioniererfindung
  • Technische Innovation
  • USA
Label
Power, speed, and form : engineers and the making of the twentieth century, David P. Billington and David P. Billington Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-255) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 3.
  • Bell and the telephone
  • ch. 4.
  • Burton, Houdry, and the refining of oil
  • ch. 5.
  • Ford, Sloan, and the automobile
  • ch. 6.
  • The Wright Brothers and the airplane
  • ch. 7.
  • Radio : from Hertz to Armstrong
  • List of sidebars
  • ch. 8.
  • Ammann and the George Washington bridge
  • ch. 9.
  • Eastwood, Tedesko, and reinforced concrete
  • ch. 10.
  • Streamlining : Chrysler and Douglas
  • Appendix : The Edison dynamo and the parallel circuit
  • Notes
  • Index
  • List of figures
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • ch. 1.
  • The world's fair of 1876 and 1939
  • ch. 2.
  • Edison, Westinghouse, and electric power
Control code
ocn855020283
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849123
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3dsvsb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855020283
Label
Power, speed, and form : engineers and the making of the twentieth century, David P. Billington and David P. Billington Jr
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-255) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 3.
  • Bell and the telephone
  • ch. 4.
  • Burton, Houdry, and the refining of oil
  • ch. 5.
  • Ford, Sloan, and the automobile
  • ch. 6.
  • The Wright Brothers and the airplane
  • ch. 7.
  • Radio : from Hertz to Armstrong
  • List of sidebars
  • ch. 8.
  • Ammann and the George Washington bridge
  • ch. 9.
  • Eastwood, Tedesko, and reinforced concrete
  • ch. 10.
  • Streamlining : Chrysler and Douglas
  • Appendix : The Edison dynamo and the parallel circuit
  • Notes
  • Index
  • List of figures
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • ch. 1.
  • The world's fair of 1876 and 1939
  • ch. 2.
  • Edison, Westinghouse, and electric power
Control code
ocn855020283
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849123
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3dsvsb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855020283

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