Essays on the History of Mechanical Engineering

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History of Mechanism and Machine Science 31Francesco Sorge · Giuseppe Genchi EditorsEssays on the History of Mechanical EngineeringThis book treats several subjects from the History of Mechanism and MachineScience, and also contains an illustrative presentation of the Museum of Engines andMechanisms of the University of Palermo, Italy, which houses a collection of variouspieces of machinery from the last 150 years.The various sections deal with some eminent scientists of the past, with the history ofindustrial installations, machinery and transport, with the human inventiveness formechanical and scientific devices, and with robots and human-driven automata. Allchapters have been written by experts in their fields.The volume shows a wide-ranging panorama on the historical progress of scientificand technical knowledge in the past centuries. It will stimulate new research and ideasfor those involved in the history of Science and Technology.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer. Series
Number of pages409
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-22679-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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