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The Resource Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology, Adrienne Mayor

Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology, Adrienne Mayor

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Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology
Title
Gods and robots
Title remainder
myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology
Statement of responsibility
Adrienne Mayor
Title variation
Myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements, sharing insights into how the mythologies of the past related to and shaped ancient machine innovations
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10741599
Cataloging source
HQD
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1946-
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Mayor, Adrienne
Dewey number
  • 930
  • 609/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Robotics
  • Robots
  • Science, Ancient
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myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology
Label
Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology, Adrienne Mayor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pygmalion's living doll and Prometheus's first humans
  • Hephaestus: divine devices and automata
  • Pandora: beautiful, artificial, evil
  • Between myth and history: real automata and lifelike artifices in the ancient world
  • Epilogue. Awe, dread, hope: deep learning and ancient stories
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: made, not born
  • The robot and the witch: Talos and Medea
  • Medea's cauldron of rejuvenation
  • The quest for immortality and eternal youth
  • Beyond nature: enhanced powers borrowed from gods and animals
  • Daedalus and the living statues
Control code
on1060968156
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 275 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780691183510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1060968156
Label
Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology, Adrienne Mayor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pygmalion's living doll and Prometheus's first humans
  • Hephaestus: divine devices and automata
  • Pandora: beautiful, artificial, evil
  • Between myth and history: real automata and lifelike artifices in the ancient world
  • Epilogue. Awe, dread, hope: deep learning and ancient stories
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: made, not born
  • The robot and the witch: Talos and Medea
  • Medea's cauldron of rejuvenation
  • The quest for immortality and eternal youth
  • Beyond nature: enhanced powers borrowed from gods and animals
  • Daedalus and the living statues
Control code
on1060968156
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 275 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780691183510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1060968156

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