The Resource The engines of our ingenuity : an engineer looks at technology and culture, John H. Lienhard

The engines of our ingenuity : an engineer looks at technology and culture, John H. Lienhard

Label
The engines of our ingenuity : an engineer looks at technology and culture
Title
The engines of our ingenuity
Title remainder
an engineer looks at technology and culture
Statement of responsibility
John H. Lienhard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Millions of people have listened to John H. Lienhard's radio program "The Engines of Our Ingenuity." In this fascinating book, Lienhard gathers his reflections on the nature of technology, culture, and human inventiveness. The book brims with insightful observations. Lienhard writes that the history of technology is a history of us--we are the machines we create. Thus farming dramatically changed the rhythms of human life and redirected history. War seldom fuels invention--radar, jets, and the digital computer all emerged before World War II began. And the medieval Church was a drivi
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
303.48/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T14.5
LC item number
.L546 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The engines of our ingenuity : an engineer looks at technology and culture, John H. Lienhard
Publication
Note
"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2003"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-253) and index
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
Mirrored by our machines -- God, the master craftsman -- Looking inside the inventive mind -- Common place -- Science marries into the family -- Industrial revolution -- Inventing America -- Taking flight -- Attitudes and technological change -- War and other ways to kill people -- Major landmarks -- Systems, design, and production -- Heroic materialism -- Who got there first -- Ever-present dangers -- Technology and literature -- Being there
Control code
ocn428980470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 262 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198031031
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36278993
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)428980470
  • ebsco0198031033

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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