In 1903, the Wright brothers' airplane, held together with baling wire and glue, traveled a couple hundred yards. Today, fleets of streamlined jets transport millions of people per day to cities worldwide. This is the world that Mowery and Rosenberg map out in "Paths of Innovation", an engaging tour of the intersecting routes of technological ...Read MoreIn 1903, the Wright brothers' airplane, held together with baling wire and glue, traveled a couple hundred yards. Today, fleets of streamlined jets transport millions of people per day to cities worldwide. This is the world that Mowery and Rosenberg map out in "Paths of Innovation", an engaging tour of the intersecting routes of technological change and economic growth in 20th-century America. Diagrams & tables.Read Less
New. This item is printed on demand. The first digital electronic computer, the ENIAC, was over 100 feet long, with 18, 000 simultaneously functioning vacuum tubes. Now virtually every business and home in America has its own compact PC. In 1903 the Wright bro.
New. In 1903 the Wright brothers` airplane travelled a couple of hundred yards. Today fleets of streamlined jets transport millions of people each day to cities worldwide. Between discovery and application, between invention and widespread use, there is a world of innovation, of tinkering, improvement and adaptation. This is the world David Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg map out in Paths of Innovation, a tour of the intersecting routes of technological change. Throughout their book, Mowery and Rosenberg demonstrate that the simultaneous emergence of new engineering and applied science disciplines in the universities, in tandem with growth in the Research and Development industry and scientific research, has been a primary factor in the rapid rate of technological change. Innovation and incentives to develop new, viable processes have led to the creation of new economic resources-which will determine the future of technological innovation and economic growth. " Co-author Rosenberg has done three other extremely successful titles for the Press, including one with co-author Mowery " Completely accessible, smooth-reading history of industrial innovation in the US; no math, easy-to-understand tables and figures " Best placed in economic history of technology sections; could also go in business or economics sections Contents 1. Introduction; 2. The organization and institutionalization of innovation, 1900-1940; 3. The internal combustion engine; 4. Chemicals; 5. Electric power; 6 The electronics revolution, 1947-1990; 8. Concluding observations. Printed Pages: 224. 15 X 23 cm.
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