The Resource How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World, by David H. Allen, (electronic resource)

How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World, by David H. Allen, (electronic resource)

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How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World
Title
How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World
Statement of responsibility
by David H. Allen
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Language
eng
Summary
This unique book presents a nontechnical view of the history of mechanics, from the Big Bang to present day. The impact of mechanics on the evolution of a variety of subjects is vividly illustrated, including astronomy, geology, astrophysics, anthropology, archeology, ancient history, Renaissance art, music, meteorology, modern structural engineering, mathematics, medicine, warfare, and sports. While enormous in scope, the subject matter is covered (with ample photographic support) at a level designed to capture the interest of both the learned and the curious. The book concludes with a creative and thoughtful examination of the current state of mechanics and possibilities for the future of mechanics. This book also: Presents an offbeat, nontechnical chronology of the history of mechanics, from the Big Bang to present day Lays out a complicated scientific subject in a rapid-fire narrative that is both interesting and informative for the non-specialist reader Covers subjects ranging from Egyptian civilization, music and musical instruments, art, and climate dynamics and demonstrates how their evolution both impacted and was impacted by humankind's understanding of mechanics Thoughtfully examines the current state of mechanics and possibilities for future research and innovation
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Allen, David H
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0
LC call number
TA349-359
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Mechanics
  • Mechanics, applied
  • Engineering
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • History of Science
  • Mechanics
Label
How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World, by David H. Allen, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mechanics and Our Ancestors -- The Greeks -- The Romans -- Mechanics in the Middle Ages -- The Artistic Renaissance -- Finding Our Way -- Mechanics Reborn -- Music and Measuring -- Continua, Art and Structures -- Weather -- Life Cycles -- The Quality of Our Lives -- Mechanics Today -- The Future of Mechanics
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unknown
Extent
XXI, 396 p. 381 illus., 95 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319017013
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-01701-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-01701-3
Label
How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World, by David H. Allen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mechanics and Our Ancestors -- The Greeks -- The Romans -- Mechanics in the Middle Ages -- The Artistic Renaissance -- Finding Our Way -- Mechanics Reborn -- Music and Measuring -- Continua, Art and Structures -- Weather -- Life Cycles -- The Quality of Our Lives -- Mechanics Today -- The Future of Mechanics
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXI, 396 p. 381 illus., 95 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319017013
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-01701-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-01701-3

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