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The age of electromagnetism – the power of attraction

in Engineering

March 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology. 6686 words.

‘The age of electromagnetism—the power of attraction’ shows how electromagnetism is used to perform work. It was Faraday who first showed that electromagnetism could perform work....

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The age of gravity – time for work

David Blockley.

in Engineering

March 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology. 5934 words.

‘The age of gravity — time for work’ looks at the development of the concepts of force and time, and how these affected the earliest tools which worked against the force of gravity. From...

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The age of heat – you can’t get something for nothing

David Blockley.

in Engineering

March 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology. 6300 words.

‘The age of heat — you can't get something for nothing’ explores the development of heat engines, from early steam engines up to modern methods of energy generation. Despite being easily...

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The age of information – getting smaller

in Engineering

March 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology. 4202 words.

‘The age of information — getting smaller’ examines the technology behind the information revolution. Information can be expressed digitally as patterns of high and low voltage, or...

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The age of systems – risky futures

David Blockley.

in Engineering

March 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology. 6711 words.

‘The age of systems: risky futures’ outlines the idea of system complexity in modern engineering, and how multilayered systems can lead to knowledge gaps and ultimately risk. Engineers aim...

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Bartram, William

Robert McCracken Peck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Science and Mathematics; History of Science and Technology; Agriculture and Farming. 1347 words.

Bartram, William (09 April 1739–22 July 1823), naturalist, artist, and explorer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John Bartram, a naturalist, and Ann Mendenhall. Unlike...

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Bate, John

Steven A. Walton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 329 words.

Bate, John (fl. 1626–1635), writer on mechanics, is an obscure figure; his birth and death dates, parentage, and virtually all personal details remain unknown. Bate's The Mysteries of...

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Civil Engineering

David Muir Wood.

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; History of Science and Technology. 160 pages.

Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction examines the nature and importance of civil engineering in the history of civilization and urbanization. This VSI sets out the problems that...

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Civil engineering: looking forward

David Muir Wood.

in Civil Engineering

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; History of Science and Technology. 3048 words.

Civil engineering can look back on a history of finding successful solutions to all manner of problems in the infrastructure of modern society. But what of the future? ‘Civil engineering:...

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Clarke, Cuthbert

Sebastian Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; History of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Education. 817 words.

Clarke, Cuthbert (1728/9–1790), writer and lecturer on natural philosophy and agriculture, was probably born in Belford in Northumberland, though his origins are obscure. He spent the early...

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