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Structures of Change in the Mechanical Age

Structures of Change in the Mechanical Age Author Ross Thomson
ISBN-10 9780801891410
Release 2009-03-24
Pages 432
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The United States registered phenomenal economic growth between the establishment of the new republic and the end of the Civil War. This study argues that the transition of the United States from an agrarian economy in 1790 to an industrial leader in 1865 relied fundamentally on the spread of technological knowledge within and across industries.



Digital Fabrication in Architecture Engineering and Construction

Digital Fabrication in Architecture  Engineering and Construction Author Luca Caneparo
ISBN-10 9789400771376
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 218
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Digital technologies are changing the relationship between design and construction: with computer models, CAD/CAM, and prototyping, designers can gain direct control of building and construction processes. The ability to digitally model designs, and thus to use those models directly in the context of production, creates a synthesis between design and construction in keeping with the tradition of the close relationship between design and craftsmanship, between the quality of the design and the rules of the craft. The evolution of the culture of design and construction is the underlying theme of this book. The aim is to discuss the direction that innovation is now taking, with a particular focus on today’s cutting-edge architectures. The method addresses the ways in which different societies have dealt with the issues of their age regarding design and construction, the different contributions provided by various techniques, and with them the meanings expressed by the architecture. As building design using digital tools requires specific skills in the fabrication processes and in the languages used by information technology, the book also offers a practical guide to new methods and techniques of managing and controlling fabrication for AEC. A systematic analysis of new skills used in the design process presents an overview of opportunities for architects and engineers. By collecting information on significant projects and analyzing them, the book explores the technical and artistic potential of digital technology. The cases studied are the outcomes of groundbreaking projects which were able to give form and significance to technological research. They show that digital tools are not the exclusive prerogative of large firms but can also be adopted by teams working across small and medium-sized firms – firms which have been able to use informed research to link innovative design with the possibilities offered by digital fabrication in architecture.



How Growth Really Happens

How Growth Really Happens Author Michael H. Best
ISBN-10 9781400890125
Release 2018-06-26
Pages 296
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A groundbreaking study that shows how countries can create innovative, production-based economies for the twenty-first century Achieving economic growth is one of today's key challenges. In this groundbreaking book, Michael Best argues that to understand how successful growth happens we need an economic framework that focuses on production, governance, and skills. This production-centric framework is the culmination of three simultaneous journeys. The first has been Best's visits to hundreds of factories worldwide, starting early as the son of a labor organizer and continuing through his work as an academic and industrial consultant. The second is a survey of two-hundred years of economic thought from Babbage to Krugman, with stops along the way for Marx, Marshall, Young, Penrose, Richardson, Schumpeter, Kuznets, Abramovitz, Keynes, and Jacobs. The third is a tour of historical episodes of successful and failed transformations, focusing sharply on three core elements—the production system, business organization, and skill formation—and their interconnections. Best makes the case that government should create the institutional infrastructures needed to support these elements and their interconnections rather than subsidize individual enterprises. The power of Best's alternative framework is illustrated by case studies of transformative experiences previously regarded as economic "miracles": America's World War II industrial buildup, Germany's postwar recovery, Greater Boston's innovation system, Ireland's tech-sector boom, and the rise of the Asian Tigers and China. Accessible and engaging, How Growth Really Happens is required reading for anyone who wants to advance today's crucial debates about industrial policy, free trade, outsourcing, and the future of work.



The First Knowledge Economy

The First Knowledge Economy Author Margaret C. Jacob
ISBN-10 9781107044012
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 268
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Provocative new account of the importance of knowledge to the economic transformation of western Europe during the Industrial Revolution.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019978219
Release 2009
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Program of the Annual Meeting

Program of the     Annual Meeting Author American Historical Association
ISBN-10 UOM:39015081575683
Release 2009
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Networked Machinists

Networked Machinists Author David R. Meyer
ISBN-10 0801884713
Release 2006-11-17
Pages 311
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A century and a half before the modern information technology revolution, machinists in the eastern United States created the nation's first high technology industries. In iron foundries and steam-engine works, locomotive works, machine and tool shops, textile-machinery firms, and firearms manufacturers, these resourceful workers pioneered the practice of dispersing technological expertise through communities of practice. In the first book to study this phenomenon since the 1916 classic, English and American Tool Builders, David R. Meyer examines the development of skilled-labor exchange systems, showing how individual metalworking sectors grew and moved outward. He argues that the networked behavior of machinists within and across industries helps explain the rapid transformation of metalworking industries during the antebellum period, building a foundation for the sophisticated, mass production/consumer industries that figured so prominently in the later U.S. economy.



Engineering Victory

Engineering Victory Author Thomas F. Army, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781421419381
Release 2016-05-08
Pages 392
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Engineering Victory brings a fresh approach to the question of why the North prevailed in the Civil War. Historian Thomas F. Army, Jr., identifies strength in engineering—not superior military strategy or industrial advantage—as the critical determining factor in the war’s outcome. Army finds that Union soldiers were able to apply scientific ingenuity and innovation to complex problems in a way that Confederate soldiers simply could not match. Skilled Free State engineers who were trained during the antebellum period benefited from basic educational reforms, the spread of informal educational practices, and a culture that encouraged learning and innovation. During the war, their rapid construction and repair of roads, railways, and bridges allowed Northern troops to pass quickly through the forbidding terrain of the South as retreating and maneuvering Confederates struggled to cut supply lines and stop the Yankees from pressing any advantage. By presenting detailed case studies from both theaters of the war, Army clearly demonstrates how the soldiers’ education, training, and talents spelled the difference between success and failure, victory and defeat. He also reveals massive logistical operations as critical in determining the war’s outcome.



The Visible Hand

The Visible Hand Author Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
ISBN-10 0674940520
Release 1977
Pages 608
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Examines the processes of production and distribution in the U.S. and the ways in which their management has become increasingly systematized



The Roots of American Industrialization

The Roots of American Industrialization Author David R. Meyer
ISBN-10 0801871417
Release 2003-05-05
Pages 333
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Looks at the rise of industrialization in the Eastern United States during the first half of the nineteenth century.



Technology and Global Change

Technology and Global Change Author Arnulf Grübler
ISBN-10 0521543320
Release 2003-10-16
Pages 464
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This is the first book to comprehensibly describe how technology has shaped society and the environment over the last 200 years. It will be useful for researchers, as a textbook for graduate students, for people engaged in long-term policy planning in industry and government, for environmental activists, and for the wider public interested in history, technology, or environmental issues.



Cybernetic Revolutionaries

Cybernetic Revolutionaries Author Eden Medina
ISBN-10 9780262016490
Release 2011-10-28
Pages 326
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A historical study of Chile's twin experiments with cybernetics and socialism, and what they tell us about the relationship of technology and politics.



Science and Technology in World History

Science and Technology in World History Author James E. McClellan III
ISBN-10 9781421417769
Release 2015-11-26
Pages 552
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Technology A World History

Technology  A World History Author Daniel R. Headrick Professor of Social Sciences and History Roosevelt University
ISBN-10 9780199713660
Release 2009-02-25
Pages 200
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Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings of agriculture to the Industrial Revolution and the electronic revolution of the recent past. In tracing the growing power of humans over nature through increasingly powerful innovations, he compares the evolution of technology in different parts of the world, providing a much broader account than is found in other histories of technology. We also discover how small changes sometimes have dramatic results--how, for instance, the stirrup revolutionized war and gave the Mongols a deadly advantage over the Chinese. And how the nailed horseshoe was a pivotal breakthrough for western farmers. Enlivened with many illustrations, Technology offers a fascinating look at the spread of inventions around the world, both as boons for humanity and as weapons of destruction.



Handbook of the Economics of Innovation

Handbook of the Economics of Innovation Author Bronwyn H. Hall
ISBN-10 0080931111
Release 2010-05-14
Pages 804
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Economists examine the genesis of technological change and the ways we commercialize and diffuse it. The economics of property rights and patents, in addition to industry applications, are also surveyed through literature reviews and predictions about fruitful research directions. - Two volumes, available as a set or sold separately Expert articles consider the best ways to establish optimal incentives in technological progress Science and innovation, both their theories and applications, are examined at the intersections of the marketplace, policy, and social welfare Economists are only part of an audience that includes attorneys, educators, and anyone involved in new technologies



The Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States

The Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States Author Ross Thomson
ISBN-10 0807818674
Release 1989
Pages 296
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Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States



Development Centre Studies The World Economy Historical Statistics

Development Centre Studies The World Economy Historical Statistics Author Maddison Angus
ISBN-10 9789264104143
Release 2003-09-25
Pages 274
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Following on from his The World Economy: a Millennial Perspective, published by the OECD in 2001, in this book, Angus Maddison offers a rare insight into the history and political influence of national accounts and national accounting.