Milestones of Science and Technology

Milestones of Science and Technology

Making the Modern World

eBook - 2013
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The Kodak camera, the CT scanner, the steam turbine, the telephone--such inventions not only changed the course of history, but also changed our understanding of what the human race could achieve. An authoritative guide to the remarkable history of human innovation, this second edition, published in collaboration with London's Science Museum, brings readers up to date with insightful examinations of the new, present-day technologies society already takes for granted--from magnetic resonance imaging to the Internet.
Follows key the developments in science, technology, and medicine, from the Byzantine sundial-calendar (circa 520) to the prototype "Clock of the long now" (1999). In doing so, one can follow the creative achievements that have shaped the modern world.
Publisher: Chicago :, KWS Publishers ;, London :, in association with the Science Museum,, 2013
Edition: Revised and expanded second edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781617493812
1617493813
9781937783259
1937783251
Characteristics: 1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrations (some color)

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