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Creating the Twentieth Century Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact

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ISBN-10: 0195168747

ISBN-13: 9780195168747

Edition: 2004

Authors: Vaclav Smil

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The period between 1867 and 1914 remains the greatest watershed in human history since the emergence of settled agricultural societies: the time when an expansive civilization based on synergy of fuels, science, and technical innovation was born. At its beginnings in the 1870s were dynamite, the telephone, photographic film, and the first light bulbs. Its peak decade - the astonishing 1880s - brought electricity - generating plants, electric motors, steam turbines, the gramophone,cars, aluminum production, air-filled rubber tires, and prestressed concrete. And its post-1900 period saw the first airplanes, tractors, radio signals and plastics, neon lights and assembly line production. This…    
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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/25/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and Codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has served as a consultant on energy and the economy for a wide range of organizations and institutions, including the U.S. Department of Energy, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Industrial Development Program (UNIDO), and numerous non-governmental organizations. He is author of Back to Full Employment (MIT Press), also in the Boston Review series, and Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Austerity.Vaclav Smil is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. He is the…    

Units and Abbreviations
The Great Inheritance
The Age of Electricity
Internal Combustion Engines
New Materials and New Syntheses
Communication and Information
A New Civilization
Contemporary Perceptions
References
Name Index
Subject Index