Engines of Our Ingenuity (eBook, PDF) - Lienhard, John H.
-35%
12,95
Bisher 19,99**
12,95
Alle Preise in Euro, inkl. MwSt.
**Preis der gedruckten Ausgabe (Broschiertes Buch)
Sofort per Download lieferbar
Bisher 19,99**
12,95
Alle Preise in Euro, inkl. MwSt.
**Preis der gedruckten Ausgabe (Broschiertes Buch)
Sofort per Download lieferbar

Alle Infos zum eBook verschenken
Als Download kaufen
Bisher 19,99**
-35%
12,95
Preis in Euro, inkl. MwSt.
**Preis der gedruckten Ausgabe (Broschiertes Buch)
Sofort per Download lieferbar
Abo Download
9,90 / Monat*
*Abopreis beinhaltet vier eBooks, die aus der tolino select Titelauswahl im Abo geladen werden können.

Preis in Euro, inkl. MwSt.
Sofort per Download lieferbar

Einmalig pro Kunde einen Monat kostenlos testen (danach 9,90 pro Monat), jeden Monat 4 aus 40 Titeln wählen, monatlich kündbar.

Mehr zum tolino select eBook-Abo
Jetzt verschenken
Bisher 19,99**
-35%
12,95
Preis in Euro, inkl. MwSt.
**Preis der gedruckten Ausgabe (Broschiertes Buch)
Sofort per Download lieferbar

Alle Infos zum eBook verschenken
6 °P sammeln

  • Format: PDF


Millions of people have listened to John H. Lienhard's radio program &quote;The Engines of Our Ingenuity.&quote; 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…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Millions of people have listened to John H. Lienhard's radio program "e;The Engines of Our Ingenuity."e; 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 driving force behind the growth of Western technology--Cistercian monasteries were virtual factories, whose water wheels cut wood, forged iron, and crushed olives. Lienhard illustrates his themes through inventors, mathematicians, and engineers--with stories of the canoe, the DC-3, the Hoover Dam, the diode, and the sewing machine. We gain new insight as to who we are, through the familiar machines and technologies that are central to our lives.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Erscheinungstermin: 04.12.2003
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780198031031
  • Artikelnr.: 38148019
Autorenporträt
John Lienhard is the M.D. Anderson Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and History at the University of Houston. He is the author and host of "The Engines of Our Ingenuity," a daily radio essay on the history of creativity and invention, heard on many public radio stations. He is also the author of Inventing Modern: Growing up with X-Rays, Skyscrapers, and Tailfins. He lives in Houston, Texas.
Inhaltsangabe
Chapter 1 Strong Abroad but Fragile at Home
Chapter 2 China's Economic Miracle
Chapter 3 Domestic Threats
Chapter 4 The Echo Chamber of Nationalism: Media and the Internet
Chapter 5 The Responsible Power
Chapter 6 Japan: When the Chinese People Get Angry, the Result is Always Big Trouble
Chapter 7 Taiwan: A Question of Regime Survival
Chapter 8 The United States: External Troubles Can Become Internal Troubles
Chapter 9 China's Weakness, America's Danger