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The perfectionists : how precision engineers created the modern world / Simon Winchester.

Winchester, Simon, (author.).

Available copies

  • 6 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 620.009 W759 (Text) 79361000108290 Adult Nonfiction - Technology & Engineering Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 620.009 WIN (Text) 33187004393423 Nonfiction In process -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 620.009 WIN (Text) 36626103942975 2nd Floor New Adult Checked out 06/15/2018
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 620.009 WINC (Text) 39213000836639 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/09/2018
Jay Co PL - Portland 620.009 W759 (Text) 76383000459012 Adult New Shelf, NF Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 620.009 WIN (Text) 34330513238965 Adult - New Non-Fiction Books Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main 620.009 WINC (Text) 39231033452307 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 620.009 WINCHESTER (Text) 39206021538283 New Materials In process -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 620.009 Winchest (Text) 31208912581446 new non-fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 620.009 Winchest (Text) 31208912581917 new non-fiction Checked out 06/06/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062652553
  • ISBN: 0062652559
  • Physical Description: xii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Stars, seconds, cylinders, and steam -- Extremely flat and incredibly close -- A gun in every home, a clock in every cabin -- On the verge of a more perfect world -- The irresistible lure of the highway -- Precision and peril, six miles high -- Through a looking glass, distinctly -- Where am I, and what is the time? -- Squeezing beyond boundaries -- On the necessity for equipoise -- Afterword: the measure of all things.
Summary, etc.:
"Traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement--precision--in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future." -- Amazon.
Subject: Engineering > History.
Machine design > History.
Metrology.

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