The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture

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* Note: Page references in italics refer to illustrations
Abbot, Charles, 206
Adams, Henry, 33
aggregate response, 169
agriculture, 5, 6, 93–95, 127–128, 157
Air and Fire (Scheele), 208
airplanes. See also balloons; dirigibles; pilots Aerodrome, 205 autogyros, 122–123 Daedalus,116–117 development of, 49–50 early designs, 8, 11 Hawker Harrier, 52 human-powered, 132–133 instability of, 213–214 jet aircraft, 214 model, 115–116, 170, 213 passenger planes, 138, 157–159, 227–228 production of, 176 seaplanes, 124–125, 158–159, 206, 207 Sopwith Camel, 51–52 speed of, 142–143, 143 Spirit of St. Louis,207 trimotors, 158 warplanes, 142–145, 214–215
alchemy, 77–78, 224
ambulances, development of, 202–203
American Airlines, 158
American Philosophical Society, 90, 103
American Revolution, inventions, 86
analytical engine, 164, 224–226
animalcules,43
apprenticeship, 29–30
archaeology, excavation of privy pit, 69
Archimedean pump, 26, 130
architecture building with iron, 181–182, 186–187 cathedrals, 22, 29, 29, 33, 138 effect of applied mathematics on, 71–72 First National Bank Building, 186–187 Flatiron Building, 188 gargoyles, 30 skyscrapers, 186–188
Aristotle, 72, 74, 78, 130
artillery, 38–39, 53–54. See also firearms
Ashton Villa, Galveston, Texas, 68, 69
assembly-line production, 148–149, 172
astronomy, 82–83
Atanasoff, John, 52–53
atmospheric pressure, 74
atomic theory, 80, 141, 208
AT&T, 231
Augsburg Machine Works, 201
Austrian Auto Club, 200
author, 3, 154, 230, 236, 238
autogyros, 122–123
automobiles, 4, 65, 167–170, 174–175, 200–202
aviation. See airplanes; pilots
axles, 154–156
Babbage, Charles, 164, 224–226
Babylonian laws on liability, 211
Bacon, Sir Francis, 70, 75, 162–163
Baker, Benjamin, 210
balloons, 79, 118–122, 140–141, 214, 236–237
Barlow, Joel, 105
barometer, 74
baroque architecture, 71–72
Barrett, Elizabeth, 225–226
Barton, Clara, 203
Battle of Britain, preparation for, 52
Battle of Duppel, 146
Bell, Alexander Graham, 193–195, 231
bells, production of, 106–107
Benz, Carl, 200, 201
Berkeley, William, 101
Berlin, Don, 215
Bhaskara, 26
Bible, 12, 20–21, 107, 194–195
bicycles, 65
binary code, development of, 164–165
black box concept, 170–171
Black Death, 31
Blake, William, 221–222

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Preface vii
  • The Engines of Our Ingenuity *
  • 1 - Mirrored by Our Machines 3
  • 2 - God, the Master Craftsman 20
  • 3 - Looking Inside the Inventive Mind 35
  • 4 - The Common Place 55
  • 5 - Science Marries into the Family 70
  • 6 - Industrial Revolution 86
  • 7 - Inventing America 96
  • 8 - Taking Flight 115
  • 9 - Attitudes and Technological Change 126
  • 10 - War and Other Ways to Kill People 139
  • 11 - Major Landmarks 153
  • 12 - Systems, Design, and Production 167
  • 13 - Heroic Materialism 179
  • 14 - Who Got There First? 193
  • 15 - Ever-Present Dangers 209
  • 16 - Technology and Literature 219
  • 17 - Being There 229
  • Correlation of the Text with the Radio Program 241
  • Notes 243
  • Index 255
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