The Timetables of Technology
A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in the History of TechnologyBook - 1993
Some 5,000 entries are grouped into sections corresponding to various historical eras. Each section begins with an overview of the period, and read in sequence, these overviews provide a brief history of technology. Pages are designed to afford comparison of contemporary entries in the categories of architecture & construction, communication & transportation, energy, food & agriculture, materials, medical technology, and tools & devices. This reference is an interesting browse, and the index allows tracing of the development of particular devices. Some topics--e.g. antibiotics, the integrated circuit, the laser--are treated in sidebars. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993
Characteristics: v, 490 p. ; 29 cm
Call Number: R 609 BUNCH