Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology
Colin Hempstead, William Worthington
Routledge, Aug 8, 2005 - History - 992 pages
"Comprising 395 essays arranged alphabetically, mostly on individual objects, artifacts, techniques, and products, this is an up-to-date work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching the history of twentieth-century technology."--Publisher's description. Themes covered include biotechnology; chemistry; communications; computers; construction; electronics and electrical engineering; energy and power; environment; film, cinema, photography; food and agriculture; health and medicine; homes; leisure and entertainment; materials; scientific research/measurement; space; thematic overviews; transportation; television, radio, audiorecording; warfare.
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