The Resource Social networks in the history of innovation and invention, Francis C. Moon

Social networks in the history of innovation and invention, Francis C. Moon

Label
Social networks in the history of innovation and invention
Title
Social networks in the history of innovation and invention
Statement of responsibility
Francis C. Moon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book integrates history of science and technology with modern social network theory. Using examples from the history of machines, as well as case studies from wireless, radio and chaos theory, the author challenges the genius model of invention. Network analysis concepts are presented to demonstrate the societal nature of invention in areas such as steam power, internal combustion engines, early aviation, air conditioning and more. Using modern measures of network theory, the author demonstrates that the social networks of invention from the 19th and early 20th centuries have similar characteristics to modern 21st C networks such as the World Wide Web. The book provides evidence that exponential growth in technical innovation is linked to the growth of historical innovation networks
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • H61
  • T173.8
LC item number
.M66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
History of mechanism and machine science,
Series volume
volume 22
Label
Social networks in the history of innovation and invention, Francis C. Moon
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: James Watt's Social Network -- 2. Networks in the Machine Age: From Leonardo to Clocks to Reuleaux -- 3. Social Networks of the Internal Combustion Engine and Automobile -- 4. Social Networks in Early Aviation History -- 5. Wireless and Radio Electronics Social Networks -- 6. Social Networks in Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Fractals -- 7. The Last Hero-Inventor: A Theory of Innovation?
Control code
ocn867039607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 196 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400775282
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-7528-2
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29799077
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867039607
  • pebcl9400775288

Library Locations

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