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Paths of Innovation Technological Change in 20th-Century America

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ISBN-10: 0521646537

ISBN-13: 9780521646536

Edition: 1999

Authors: David C. Mowery, Nathan Rosenberg

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In 1903 the Wright brothers' airplane travelled a couple of hundred yards. Today fleets of streamlined jets transport millions of people each day to cities worldwide. Between discovery and application, between invention and widespread use, there is a world of innovation, of tinkering, improvement and adaptation. This is the world David Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg map out in Paths of Innovation, a tour of the intersecting routes of technological change. Throughout their book, Mowery and Rosenberg demonstrate that the simultaneous emergence of new engineering and applied science disciplines in the universities, in tandem with growth in the Research and Development industry and scientific…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
The organization and institutionalization of innovation, 1900-1940
The internal combustion engine
Chemicals
Electric power
The electronics revolution, 1947-1990
Concluding observations