Format:
Book
Author:
Winchester, Simon, author.
Title:
The perfectionists : how precision engineers created the modern world / Simon Winchester.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
©2018
Description:
xii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"The revered New York Times bestselling author 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.
Subjects:
Engineering -- History.
Machine design -- History.
Metrology.
Other Title:
How precision engineers created the modern world
Contents:
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 -- the measure of all things.
ISBN:
9780062652553
0062652559
Other Number:
1026246387
System Availability:
2
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
2
Control Number:
385223
Call Number:
620/.009
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
1
# System items in:
1