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How invention begins: echoes of old voices in the rise of new machines

Author: Lienhard, John H. Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 277 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 019530599XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Asia Campus
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Print T212 .L54 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index


How invention begins How invention begins Contents Preface vii Part I Priority and Apriority 1 Otzi and Silent Beginnings 3 2 The Unrelenting Presence of Priority 9 3 I Built My Airplane Before the Wright Brothers Did 19 Part I1 Steam and Speed 4 Inventing Steam: "Alles was Odem hat" 5 From Steam to Steam Engine 5 1 35 6 From Steam Engine to Thermodynamics 7 1 7 Inventing Speed 95 8 Inventive Motivation and Exponential Change 1 17 Part 1 1 1 Writing and Showing 9 Inventing Gutenberg 137 10 From Gutenberg to a Newly Literate World: Gestation to Cradle to Maturation 157 Contents 1 1 Inventing Means for Illustrating Reality 173 12 Fast Presses, Cheap Books, and Ghosts of Old Readers 195 Views Through a Wider Lens 13 Inventing Education: The Great Equalizer 217 14 The Arc of Invention: Finding Finished Forms 233 Notes 243 Illustration Credits 261 Index 267 Part IV

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