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

Winchester, Simon, (author.).
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  • 14 of 18 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Brownstown PL - Brownstown 620.009 W759 (Text) 79361000108290 Adult Nonfiction - Technology & Engineering Available -
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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 620.009 WIN (Text) 78551000537064 Non-Fiction Checked out 10/27/2018
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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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