Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology

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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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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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M
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N
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O
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P
573
Q
617
R
621
S
689
T
783
U
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V
877
W
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X
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INDEX
915
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Colin Hempstead is a former reader in the History of Science and Technology, University of Teesside (UK) and the former chairman of the History of Technology Committee of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK). William Worthington is the former curator of the history of technology at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.

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