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Creating the Twentieth Century

Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact

Creating the Twentieth Century( )
Author: Smil, Vaclav
ISBN:978-1-281-19691-0
Publication Date:Jan 2004
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $54.00
Book Description:

The period between 1867 and 1914 remains the greatest watershed in human history since the emergence of settled agricultural societies: the time when an expansive civilization based on synergy of fuels, science, and technical innovation was born. At its beginnings in the 1870s were dynamite, the telephone, photographic film, and the first light bulbs. Its peak decade - the astonishing 1880s - brought electricity - generating plants, electric motors, steam turbines, the gramophone,...
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Pages:350



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