Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology

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INDEX OF TOPICS

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abrasives 11
absorption tower 298
acetylene 271
acoustics 61 , 744
actinotherapy 259
aerials:
directional 95 ;
UHF 779
aerodynamics 555 , 748
aeronautics 136 , 140 , 263 , 463 , 735 , 755
Aga cooker 190-1
agriculture 133 , 134 ;
animal husbandry 38-9 ;
chemistry 435 , 729 ;
China 737 ;
Chinese 381 ;
crop husbandry 74 , 716-17 ;
crop rotation 712 ;
feedstuffs 729-30 ;
fertilizers 435 ;
first college 468 ;
Indian Maize 158 ;
machinery 134 , 183 , 452 , 456-7 , 471 , 499-500 , 507 , 780 ;
monorails 417-18 ;
ploughs 648 ;
research 287 ;
Romans 164 ;
scientific 421 ;
selective breeding 38-9 ;
sheep 467 ;
soil chemistry 729 ;
tractors 10 , 200-1 , 254-5 ;
twine-tying binders 17-18 , 201 ;
writers 158 , 468 , 778 , 782 ;
see also harvesting
air, compressed 71 , 340
air conditioning, fans 210
air routes, world wide 159
aircraft:
aerial steam carriage 337-8 ;
Antoinette 431-2 ;
autogiro 150 ;
biplanes 251-2 , 609 , 731 ;
Blériot 73 ;
Boeing 77-8 ;
civil 203 ;
C-3 218 ;
DC-3 218 ;
design 185 , 203 , 218 , 485-6 , 489-90 , 492 ;
engines 239 , 431-2 , 599 , 630 ;
experimental 678 ;
fighters 264 ;
first powered 416 , 775 ;
Flyer 775 ;
Flying Flea 489 ;
ground-attack 368-9 ;
human powered 453-4 ;
in-flight refuelling 159 ;
jet-propelled 194 , 203 , 305-6 , 334-5 , 383 , 408 , 529-30 ;
Lotz Method 263 ;
military 123-4 , 194 , 469 , 485-6 , 489-90 , 624 , 658-9 , 706 , 717 ;
monoplanes 264 ;
multi-engined 266 ;
multi-wing 555 ;
pilotless 261 ;
pioneer 161-2 ;
radio use 266 ;
rocket-propelled 408 ;
rotary engines 630 ;
seaplanes 185 , 247 ;
steam-powered 8 , 337-8 , 416 , 474 ;
stressed-skin construction 639 ;
supersonic 717 ;
tailless 224 ;
variable geometry 735 ;
vertical take-off 305-6 ;
wing design 323-4 , 390 , 622 ;
Wright Model A 775 ;
see also airliners;
airships;
flying boats;
gliders;
helicopters
airmail 266
airships 136 , 422 , 541 , 622 , 639 , 735 ;
'dirigible balloon' 487 ;
electric-powered 594-5 ;
steam-powered 285-6 ;
Zeppelins 476 , 786
alchemy 291
Alexandrian mechanician 182
algebra, Boolean 80
alloys 146-7 , 614-15 ;
age-hardening 482 ;
Auer metal 747 ;
cobalt-based 330 ;
high temperature 166 ;
magnesium 218-19 ;
manganin 749 ;
nickel 310-11 , 496-7 , 666-7 ;
steel 317 , 510 ;
testing 144
Almanack, 'Perpetual Calendar' invention 500
alum 660
aluminium 501-2 ;
electrolysis 318-19 , 340-1 ;
ships 780 ;
sodium reduction method 206-7
amalgamation process 83
ammeter 32
ammonia 84 , 729 ;
soda production 656 ;
synthesis 315
ammunition:
cartridge case 91 ;
shrapnel 640-1 ;
small-arms 268
amplifiers 22 , 70-1 , 75 , 761-2
anaesthesia 197 , 503 , 746-7
anamorphic lens 148
anatomy, microscopy 426
animal husbandry 38-9
antiseptics 189 , 439-40 , 632
aqualung 171
aqueducts 532 , 610 , 760
arc lamps 175 , 322 , 661 , 664
archaeology, marine 171-2
Archimedean screw 20 , 728
architecture 9 , 44 , 182 , 427-9 , 445-6 , 479-80 , 488-9 , 512 , 515 ;
America 286-7 ;
Bank of England 655 ;
Bauhaus 307 ;
British Museum reading room 650-1 ;
Chinese 435-6 ;
cité industrielle280 ;
City of London 772-3 ;
concrete 26-7 ;
curved structures 518-19 ;
earthquakes 774 ;
ecclesiastical 57 ;
education 307 ;
ferrovitreous construction 103 , 115 , 718 ;
France 463 ;
Germany 562-3 ;
Gothic 727 ;
Greek 16 ;
houses 774 ;
iron domes 736 ;
Italian 787-8 ;
Italian Renaissance style 110 ;
medieval 600 ;

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