Transforming the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences (v. 2)

4,13 valoración promedio
( 15 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780195168754: Transforming the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences (v. 2)

This inquiry into the technical advances that shaped the 20th century follows the evolutions of all the principal innovations introduced before 1913 (as detailed in the first volume) as well as the origins and elaborations of all fundamental 20th century advances. The history of the 20th century is rooted in amazing technical advances of 1871-1913, but the century differs so remarkably from the preceding 100 years because of several unprecedented combinations. The 20th century had followed on the path defined during the half century preceding the beginning of World War I, but it has traveled along that path at a very different pace, with different ambitions and intents. The new century's developments elevated both the magnitudes of output and the spatial distribution of mass industrial production and to new and, in many ways, virtually incomparable levels. Twentieth century science and engineering conquered and perfected a number of fundamental challenges which remained unresolved before 1913, and which to many critics appeared insoluble. This book is organized in topical chapters dealing with electricity, engines, materials and syntheses, and information techniques. It concludes with an extended examination of contradictory consequences of our admirable technical progress by confronting the accomplishments and perils of systems that brought liberating simplicity as well as overwhelming complexity, that created unprecedented affluence and equally unprecedented economic gaps, that greatly increased both our security and fears as well as our understanding and ignorance, and that provided the means for greater protection of the biosphere while concurrently undermining some of the key biophysical foundations of life on Earth.

Transforming the Twentieth Century will offer a wide-ranging interdisciplinary appreciation of the undeniable technical foundations of the modern world as well as a multitude of welcome and worrisome consequences of these developments. It will combine scientific rigor with accessible writing, thoroughly illustrated by a large number of appropriate images that will include historical photographs and revealing charts of long-term trends.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Vaclav Smil is at University of Manitoba.

Review:

...a book full of interesting detail... * Political Studies Review *

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,72
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Vaclav Smil
Editorial: Oxford Univ Pr (2006)
ISBN 10: 0195168755 ISBN 13: 9780195168754
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford Univ Pr, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. illustrated edition. 368 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0195168755

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 65,26
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,72
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Vaclav Smil
Editorial: Oxford University Press, USA (2006)
ISBN 10: 0195168755 ISBN 13: 9780195168754
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0195168755

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 72,43
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Smil, Vaclav
Editorial: Oxford University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0195168755 ISBN 13: 9780195168754
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110195168755

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 96,79
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Smil, Vaclav
Editorial: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195168755 ISBN 13: 9780195168754
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0195168755 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0041035

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 218,69
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,24
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío