History of Technology Volume 28 Special Issue By whose standards Standardization stability and uniformity in the history of information and electrical technologies

  • Filename: history-of-technology-volume-28-special-issue-by-whose-standards-standardization-stability-and-uniformity-in-the-history-of-information-and-electrical-technologies.
  • ISBN: 9781441141217
  • Release Date: 2009-03-31
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Ian Inkster
  • Publisher: A&C Black



Technical standards have received increasing attention in recent years from historians of science and technology, management theorists and economists. Often, inquiry focuses on the emergence of stability, technical closure and culturally uniform modernity. Yet current literature also emphasizes the durability of localism, heterogeneity and user choice. This collection investigates the apparent tension between these trends using case studies from across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The History of Technology addresses tensions between material standards and process standards, explores the distinction between specifying standards and achieving convergence towards them, and examines some of the discontents generated by the reach of standards into 'everyday life'. Includes the Special Issue "By whose standards? Standardization, stability and uniformity in the history of information and electrical technologies"

History of Technology

  • Filename: history-of-technology.
  • ISBN: 9781441157553
  • Release Date: 2012-12-05
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Ian Inkster
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



New work on early modern Europe has now opened up the hidden avenues that link changes of technologies with a complex of cognitive, institutional, spatial and cultural elements. It is true that all divisions of history wish to incorporate all other divisions unto themselves, but in the essays of our first collection there are specific cases and analyses clearly delineated to show how technologies and systems for the production, reproduction and representation of technological changes emerged out of fundamental aspects of European society and mentality. The question must be: How far were such fundamental aspects unique (in their entirety and configuration) to Europe? The second collection on patent agency takes the modern industrialization of Europe as its focus, and illustrates the manner in which systems of intellectual property rights generated manifold agencies that acted to both spread and control the use of knowledge in advanced sites. Patent agency has been generally neglected by historians, one reason for this being the difficulty of defining effective agency beyond the obvious confines of those who were actually trained and remunerated as agents of invention. Informal networks or sites may have been crucial in converting general patent systems into local environs of technical advance.

Space Mission Engineering

  • Filename: space-mission-engineering.
  • ISBN: 1881883167
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 1033
  • Author: James Richard Wertz
  • Publisher:



This book is a completely rewritten, updated, and expanded follow-on to the 3rd edition of Space mission analysis and design.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 28 2008

  • Filename: annual-review-of-gerontology-and-geriatrics-volume-28-2008.
  • ISBN: 0826101003
  • Release Date: 2008-12-12
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Harvey L. Sterns
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



This volume addresses the extraordinary need to educate personnel at all levels in gerontology and geriatric medicine and in the design and delivery of health and social services. The historical development of gerontology and geriatric medicine and education issues are carefully considered with recommendations for curriculum design. The authors offer state of the art discussions on both gerontology and geriatrics, with implications for future research. The chapters, written by seminal figures in the field, address the critical need for well trained faculty and other professionals to: educate new and existing faculty and other professionals, educate researches to accelerate scientific knowledge, provide courses for all students that address life-span/life/cycle development and related materials, provide discipline specific courses on aging, and much more.

John Logie Baird Television Pioneer

  • Filename: john-logie-baird-television-pioneer.
  • ISBN: 9780852967973
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 417
  • Author: R. W. Burns
  • Publisher: IET



"The book illuminates Baird's life and work in many interesting ways. For example, how did Baird's technical strategy and development compare with the work undertaken in industrial laboratories? How did his development policy compare with the development of wireless by Marconi? Was his 'invention' in 1925 really outstanding?"--BOOK JACKET.

The History of Sexuality

  • Filename: the-history-of-sexuality.
  • ISBN: 9780307819284
  • Release Date: 2012-04-18
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Vintage



Michel Foucult offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the questions of what we are to what our sexuality is.

A Companion to the History of the Book

  • Filename: a-companion-to-the-history-of-the-book.
  • ISBN: 9781405192781
  • Release Date: 2009-04-06
  • Number of pages: 616
  • Author: Simon Eliot
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

Barley malt and ale in the neolithic

  • Filename: barley-malt-and-ale-in-the-neolithic.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015053022672
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 84
  • Author: Merryn Dineley
  • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports



Merryn Dineley's thesis is based on the premise that the 'biochemical laws that govern the processes of malting, mashing and fermentation remain unchanged throughout the millennia'. He therefore uses the results of scientific experimentation to search for evidence of ale and brewing amongst Neolithic residues. Following a discussing of the actual brewing process and later Viking and medieval embellishments, the study discusses the evidence for barley in Egypt and the Near East, the first evidence of grain in neolithic Europe and ceramic, environmental and structural clues for brewing in Neolithic Orkney and Grooved Ware sites in Britain.

Research in Economic History

  • Filename: research-in-economic-history.
  • ISBN: 9781780522470
  • Release Date: 2012-02-03
  • Number of pages: 215
  • Author: Christopher Hanes
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing



Contains articles on the economic history of Europe and the US, including "Air Conditioning, Migration and Climate-related Wage and Rent Differentials"; "The Rail-Guided Vehicles Industry in Italy, 1861-1913: the Burden of the Evidence"; "English Banking and Payments before 1826"; and, "The Great Fortunes of the Gilded Age and the Crisis of 1893".

Engineering Management

  • Filename: engineering-management.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015029222075
  • Release Date: 1992-11-19
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Hans J. Thamhain
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience



Invaluable reference offering important, current concepts and applications necessary to manage today's technology. Combines engineering methods and fundamentals of industry management to effectively produce both products and major projects as well as retain control and manage technological developments, engineering and R&D personnel. Packed with checklists, forms, a handy reference manual and practical guidelines for applying ideas covered in the text, it is ideal for busy managers who fear they are losing out in modern developments taking place in their field.

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