|Billington, David P.|
The Engineering Pioneers who Transformed America, College
1996. 272 Seiten, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-471-14096-2 - John Wiley & Sons
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The major engineering pioneers whose works transformed America into the world's leading modern power, from Robert Fulton and his inventions of the steamboat to Thomas Edison's construction of the first electrical power network. Introduces each of the major figures and explains how they came up with their ideas and how their works tranformed commerce, industry, and society.
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IRON, STEAM, AND EARLY INDUSTRY, 1776-1855.
Modern Engineering and the Transformation of America.
Watt, Telford, and the British Beginnings.
Fulton's Steamboat and the Mississippi.
Lowell and the American Industrial Revolution.
Francis and the Industrial Power Network.
CROSSING THE CONTINENT, 1830-1883.
The Stephensons, Thomson, and the Eastern Railroads.
Henry Morse, and the Telegraph.
Louis versus Chicago and the Continental Railroads.
Carnegie and the Climax of Steel.
Edison and the Network for Light.
The Centennial Revolutions, 1876-1883.
Notes and References.