By David Kinkela
By Geoffrey Jensen,Andrew Wiest,Robert Geoffrey Jensen
Technology of 1 variety or one other has continually been a valuable aspect in battle. The Spartan king Archidamus, for example, reacted with alarm whilst first witnessing a weapon that may shoot darts throughout the air. And but prior to now centuries know-how has performed an unparalleled position in army affairs and considering, and within the total behavior of warfare. furthermore, the influence of recent know-how on war has introduced significant social and cultural changes.
This quantity explores the connection among struggle, know-how, and glossy society over the process the final numerous centuries. the 2 international wars, overall conflicts within which business expertise took a poor human toll, introduced nice alterations to the perform of geared up violence between countries; nonetheless many element of army lifestyles and values remained principally unaffected. within the latter half the 20th century, expertise within the kind of nuclear deterrence looks to have avoided the worldwide conflagration of global battle whereas complicating and fueling ferocious neighborhood contests.
A stimulating fusion of army and social heritage, extending again to the eighteenth century, and with contributions from such major historians as Brian Bond, Paddy Griffith, and Neil McMillen, struggle within the Age of know-how will curiosity lay readers and experts alike.
By William H. Roberts
Civil struggle Ironclads offers the 1st entire examine of 1 of the main formidable courses within the historical past of naval shipbuilding. In developing its new fleet of ironclads, William H. Roberts explains, the U.S. military confronted the large engineering demanding situations of a principally experimental know-how. furthermore, it needed to deal with a boat acquisition application of extraordinary dimension and complexity. to fulfill those demanding situations, the army confirmed a "project place of work" that was once nearly self reliant of the prevailing administrative process. The place of work spearheaded efforts to develop the naval commercial base and advance a marine fleet of ironclads via granting shipbuilding contracts to inland organisations. below the serious strain of a wartime economic system, it discovered to aid its high-technology vessels whereas incorporating the teachings of combat.
But neither the broadened commercial base nor the complicated administration approach survived the go back of peace. price overruns, delays, and technical errors discredited the embryonic venture place of work, whereas capital hunger and unending layout alterations crippled or ruined virtually each significant builder of ironclads. while military contracts evaporated, so did the shipyards. opposite to common trust, Roberts concludes, the ironclad software set military shipbuilding again a generation.
By John Krige
By Robert B. Gordon,Patrick M. Malone
By Francis C. Moon
This interesting e-book may be of as a lot curiosity to engineers as to paintings historians, interpreting because it does the evolution of computer layout technique from the Renaissance to the Age of Machines within the nineteenth century. It offers designated research, evaluating layout thoughts of engineers of the fifteenth century Renaissance and the nineteenth century age of machines from a workshop culture to the rational clinical self-discipline used today.
By Miriam R. Levin,Sophie Forgan,Martina Hessler,Robert H. Kargon,Morris Low
By Daniel Patrick Morgan
By Todd Timmons
The nineteenth Century was once a interval of super switch within the day-by-day lives of the typical americans. by no means earlier than had such swap happened so swiftly or and had affected one of these huge variety of individuals. And those adjustments have been basically as a result of the great advances in technology and expertise. a few of the applied sciences that play such an critical position in our way of life this present day have been first invented in this nice interval of innovation―everything from the railroad to the phone. those innovations have been instrumental within the social and cultural advancements of the time. The Civil warfare, Westward enlargement, the growth and fall of slave tradition, the increase of the operating and heart periods and adjustments in gender roles―none of those could have happened as they did had it now not been for the technological know-how and know-how of the time.
Science and know-how in Nineteenth-Century America chronicles this courting among technology and know-how and the revolutions within the lives of daily americans. the amount encompasses a dialogue of:
- Transportation―from the railroad and steamship to the 1st autos showing close to the top of the century.
- Communication―including the telegraph, the phone, and the photograph
- Industrialization― how the becoming manufacturing facility procedure impacted the lives of operating males and women
- Agriculture―how mechanical units comparable to the McCormick reaper and functions of technology eternally altered how farming was once performed within the United States
- Exploration and navigations―the technology and expertise of the age was once the most important to the growth of the rustic that came about within the century, and
By Philipp von Hilgers,Ross Benjamin