Leonardo To The Internet

Author: Thomas J. Misa
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801878084
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Describes the economic, sociological, and cultural factors that shaped the Industrial Revolution and discusses the link between modern technology and aesthetics.

Leonardo To The Internet

Author: Thomas J. Misa
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421401541
Size: 12,56 MB
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Historian Thomas J. Misa's sweeping history of the relationship between technology and society over the past 500 years reveals how technological innovations have shaped -- and have been shaped by -- the cultures in which they arose. Spanning the preindustrial past, the age of scientific, political, and industrial revolutions, as well as the more recent eras of imperialism, modernism, and global security, this compelling work evaluates what Misa calls "the question of technology." Misa brings his acclaimed text up to date by examining how today's unsustainable energy systems, insecure information networks, and vulnerable global shipping have helped foster geopolitical risks and instability. A masterful analysis of how technology and culture have influenced each other over five centuries, Leonardo to the Internet frames a history that illuminates modern-day problems and prospects faced by our technology-dependent world. Praise for the first edition "Closely reasoned, reflective, and written with insight, grace, and wit, Misa's book takes us on a personal tour of technology and history, seeking to define and analyze paradigmatic techno-cultural eras." -- Technology and Culture "Follows [Thomas] Hughes's model of combining an engaging historical narrative with deeper lessons about technology." -- American Scholar "His case studies, such as that of Italian futurism or the localizations of the global McDonalds, provide good starting points for thought and discussion." -- Journal of Interdisciplinary History "This review cannot do justice to the precision and grace with which Misa analyzes technologies in their social contexts. He convincingly demonstrates the usefulness of his conceptual model." -- History and Technology "A fascinating, informative, and well-illustrated book." -- Choice

Fastlane

Author: Thomas J. Misa
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421418681
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Since 2000, the National Science Foundation has depended upon its pioneering FastLane e-government system to manage grant applications, peer reviews, and reporting. In this behind-the-scenes account Thomas J. Misa and Jeffrey R. Yost examine how powerful forces of science and computing came together to create this influential grant-management system, assessing its impact on cutting-edge scientific research. Why did the NSF create FastLane, and how did it anticipate the development of web-based e-commerce? What technical challenges did the glitch-prone early system present? Did the switch to electronic grant proposals disadvantage universities with fewer resources? And how did the scientific community help shape FastLane? Foregrounding the experience of computer users, the book draws on hundreds of interviews with scientific researchers, sponsored project administrators, NSF staff, and software designers, developers, and managers.

Cultures Of Knowledge

Author: Dagmar Schäfer
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004218440
Size: 11,92 MB
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Identifying four spheres of knowledge culture in the history of technology in China, this book offers an introduction to the transmission of knowledge and detailed contextual descriptions of individual technologies in China such as porcelain, silk, and agriculture.

Monet Oder Der Triumph Des Impressionismus Nos 1 968

Author: Daniel Wildenstein
Editor:
ISBN: 9783822887257
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This four-volume work contains all of Monet's 2000 pictures, as well as almost 100 rediscovered canvases. The first volume acts as an introduction to Monet's life, and the others present his complete work in chronological, historical and scientific terms.

Historical Studies In The Physical And Biological Sciences

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Fundamentals Of Internet Of Things For Non Engineers

Author: Rebecca Lee Hammons
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1000000346
Size: 18,97 MB
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The IoT is the next manifestation of the Internet. The trend started by connecting computers to computers, progressed to connecting people to people, and is now moving to connect everything to everything. The movement started like a race—with a lot of fanfare, excitement, and cheering. We’re now into the work phase, and we have to figure out how to make the dream come true. The IoT will have many faces and involve many fields as it progresses. It will involve technology, design, security, legal policy, business, artificial intelligence, design, Big Data, and forensics; about any field that exists now. This is the reason for this book. There are books in each one of these fields, but the focus was always "an inch wide and a mile deep." There’s a need for a book that will introduce the IoT to non-engineers and allow them to dream of the possibilities and explore the work venues in this area. The book had to be "a mile wide and a few inches deep." The editors met this goal by engaging experts from a number of fields and asking them to come together to create an introductory IoT book. Fundamentals of Internet of Things for Non-Engineers Provides a comprehensive view of the current fundamentals and the anticipated future trends in the realm of Internet of Things from a practitioner’s point of view Brings together a variety of voices with subject matter expertise in these diverse topical areas to provide leaders, students, and lay persons with a fresh worldview of the Internet of Things and the background to succeed in related technology decision-making Enhances the reader’s experience through a review of actual applications of Internet of Things end points and devices to solve business and civic problems along with notes on lessons learned Prepares readers to embrace the Internet of Things era and address complex business, social, operational, educational, and personal systems integration questions and opportunities

The Young Person S Guide To The Internet

Author: Kate Hawthorne
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415345057
Size: 17,72 MB
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In this easy-to-use reference, over 1600 websites have been carefully researched and selected with educational and recreational needs in mind. Sorted into thirty categories including all National Curriculum subjects, the book provides brief descriptions of each website and the resources you can expect to find there. Some of the wide-ranging categories include art, attractions, careers and students, environment, film, TV and radio, reference and revision. The format is unique and simple, making this a perfect resource for young people, parents and teachers and an excellent support tool for schools and libraries.

The Machines Of Leonardo Da Vinci And Franz Reuleaux

Author: Francis C. Moon
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402055994
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This fascinating book will be of as much interest to engineers as to art historians, examining as it does the evolution of machine design methodology from the Renaissance to the Age of Machines in the 19th century. It provides detailed analysis, comparing design concepts of engineers of the 15th century Renaissance and the 19th century age of machines from a workshop tradition to the rational scientific discipline used today.