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The Resource The perfectionists : how precision engineers created the modern world, Simon Winchester

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

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The perfectionists : how precision engineers created the modern world
Title
The perfectionists
Title remainder
how precision engineers created the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
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Language
eng
Summary
Simon Winchester traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement: precision. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth-century, standards of measurement were established, giving way to the development of machine tools--machines that make machines. Eventually, the application of precision tools and methods resulted in the creation of mass production. From its origins in the Industrial Age to today's cutting-edge developments occurring around the world, from America to Western Europe to Asia. As the author introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, he explores fundamental questions. Why is precision important? What are the different tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it? Has the pursuit of the ultra-precise in so many facets of human life blinded us to other things of equal value, such as an appreciation for the age-old traditions of craftsmanship, art, and high culture? And can the precise and the natural co-exist in society?
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BLACP
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Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
620.0042
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history
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Read by the author
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  • Engineering
  • Technological innovations
  • Machine design
  • Metrology
  • HISTORY / Modern / General
  • HISTORY / Civilization
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History
  • Engineering design
  • Industrial engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Production engineering
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
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adult
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Label
The perfectionists : how precision engineers created the modern world, Simon Winchester
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digital storage
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audio disc
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  • sd
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
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rdacontent
Control code
on1032828837
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (11 3/4 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062850843
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1032828837
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Label
The perfectionists : how precision engineers created the modern world, Simon Winchester
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1032828837
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (11 3/4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062850843
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1032828837
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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