Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture

Buy
A million people hear John H. Lienhard's radio program "The Engines of Our Ingenuity." In this fascinating book, Lienhard has gathered together his reflections on the nature of technology, culture, human inventiveness, and the history of engineering. The book brims with insightful observations, offering an intriguing glimpse into technology. Lienhard writes that the history of technology is a history of us--we are the machines we create. Indeed, our very first technology, farming, which demanded year-long care, dramatically changed the rhythms of human life and the course of our history. Lienhard's stories show that war does not often fuel invention--radar, jets, and the digital computer all emerged before World War II began and--that the medieval Church was actually a driving force behind the growth of Western technology: Cistercian monasteries were virtual factories, putting water wheels to work in wood-cutting, forging, and olive crushing. Lienhard ranges far and wide with stories of inventors, mathematicians, and engineers--telling the story of the canoe, the DC-3, the Hoover Dam, the diode, and the sewing machine-and giving us new insight into the familiar machines and technologies that are central to our lives and culture.

About the Author

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.

(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Essential .NET, Volume I: The Common Language Runtime
Essential .NET, Volume I: The Common Language Runtime

"Don taught me stuff I didn't know about my own product! And I bet he'll teach you something, too."
—From the Foreword by James Miller, Lead Program Manager, Common Language Runtime, Microsoft Corporation

Essential .NET, Volume 1, provides everything developers need to take full...

Space-Time Coding
Space-Time Coding
Space–Time Coding provides an introduction to the subject and its application to wireless communication systems. With the integration of internet and multimedia applications in next generation wireless communications, the demand for wide-band high data rate communication services is growing. Space–time coding is based on...
Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Step by Step
Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Step by Step

Parallel programming truly redefines the programming model for multicore architecture, which has become commonplace. For this reason, parallel programming has been elevated to a core technology in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4. In this version of the .NET Framework, the Task Parallel Library (TPL) and the System.Threading.Tasks...


Solving tribology problems in rotating machines
Solving tribology problems in rotating machines
Bearings are widely used in rotating machines. Understanding the factors affecting their reliability and service life is essential in ensuring good machine design and performance. Solving Tribology Problems in Rotating Machines reviews these factors and their implications for improved machine performance.

The first two chapters review...

Building Web, Cloud, and Mobile Solutions with F#
Building Web, Cloud, and Mobile Solutions with F#
If you were to do a search right now for the hottest technology trends, you would see a consistent theme of focus on the technical areas of web, cloud, and mobile solutions combined with big data and economies of scale. With these trends comes a need for tools that allow technologists, such as you and me, to harness...
Just Spring Data Access: Covers JDBC, Hibernate, JPA and JDO
Just Spring Data Access: Covers JDBC, Hibernate, JPA and JDO

JDBC has simplified database access in Java applications, but a few nagging wrinkles remain—namely, persisting Java objects to relational databases. With this book, you’ll learn how the Spring Framework makes that job incredibly easy with dependency injection, template classes, and object-relational-mapping (ORM).

...
©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy