Carroll Pursell's A Companion to American Technology (Blackwell Companions to PDF

By Carroll Pursell

ISBN-10: 0470695331

ISBN-13: 9780470695333

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ISBN-13: 9780631228448

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A significant other to American know-how is a groundbreaking number of unique essays that learn the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in the United States. 22 unique essays by way of specialist students conceal an important positive factors of yankee know-how, together with advancements in autos, tv, and computingAnalyzes the ways that applied sciences are prepared, akin to within the engineering occupation, govt, medication and agricultureIncludes discussions of the way applied sciences have interaction with race, gender, category, and different organizing buildings in American society

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Consequently, a glassblower depended on an owner-manager to erect, staff, and manage the glasshouse. Glassblowers for the colonies had to be recruited in Europe. Potential recruits were often reluctant to come since this could mean working for an unknown proprietor. There would be additional doubts about the nature of the sand (which affected the quality of the glass) available in a strange location. The proprietors of the United Glass Company of Wistarburg, New Jersey, were unique in offering their four blowers a partnership that included a share of the profits.

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His investigations of how nutrients reach soil particles led him to design a mechanical drill that would plant and fertilize field crops as a team pulled it across a field. Benoni Hyliard, a Killingworth wheelwright and typical ingenious Yankee, built the drills Eliot used and sent them to his friends in other colonies. Eliot was a keen observer of all kinds of natural phenomena. While watching a brook, he noted how the flowing water carrying sand grains could sort them into deposits of different mineral content.

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