The Manual of Dates

A Dictionary of Reference to the Most Important Events in the History of Mankind to be Found in Authentic Records

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Author: George Henry Townsend

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chronology, Historical

Page: 1116

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A manual of the William Freeman Myrick Goss library of the history of engineering, 1946-1953

being a supplement to the manual issued in 1947 which contained the record of the years 1928 to 1946

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Author: William Murray Hepburn,Purdue University. Library. William Freeman Myrick Goss library of the history of engineering

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 60

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A Manual of the Steam-engine

For Engineers and Technical Schools; Advanced Courses

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Author: Robert Henry Thurston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Steam-engines

Page: N.A

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A Manual of Steam-boilers

Their Design, Construction, and Operation ...

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Author: Robert Henry Thurston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Steam-boilers

Page: 881

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The Harnessing of Power

How 19th Century Transport Innovators Transformed the Way the World Operates

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Author: Maxwell Gordon Lay

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527515494

Category: History

Page: 374

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This book examines how the 19th century’s transport legacy of bicycles, trains, ocean-going steamers, trucks, trams, buses and cars arose, creating numerous new technologies and markets. Nothing like this range of transport changes had occurred before, and the 20th century changes were incremental compared with those of the 19th century. The book explores where the key transport features came from, and why there were so many inventions, innovations, and inconsistencies. The Industrial Revolution was a key part of the process as it had strong links with transport developments. This text adopts a broad, global perspective, but has a strong British orientation, as the Industrial Revolution was a process predominantly initiated and implemented in Britain. Nevertheless, when the Revolution lost momentum, Britain began to lose its leadership. By century’s end, France and south-western Germany were dominant change-makers and the USA was appearing on the horizon. The book also highlights the many individual inventors and entrepreneurs who caused the dramatic transport changes, and notes that they did this predominantly through individual initiatives to satisfy personal, rather than corporate or national, goals and that they were often hindered, rather than aided, by officialdom.