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

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

Label
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
Title variation
How precision engineers created the modern world
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement--precision--in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future." -- Amazon
Cataloging source
ETC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
620/.009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engineering
  • Machine design
  • Metrology
Target audience
adult
Label
The perfectionists : how precision engineers created the modern world, Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374) 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
Stars, seconds, cylinders, and steam -- Extremely flat and incredibly close -- A gun in every home, a clock in every cabin -- On the verge of a more perfect world -- The irresistible lure of the highway -- Precision and peril, six miles high -- Through a looking glass, distinctly -- Where am I, and what is the time? -- Squeezing beyond boundaries -- On the necessity for equipoise -- the measure of all things
Control code
on1026246387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 395 pages
Isbn
9780062652553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1278358
  • (Sirsi) o1026246387
  • (OCoLC)1026246387
Label
The perfectionists : how precision engineers created the modern world, Simon Winchester
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374) 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
Stars, seconds, cylinders, and steam -- Extremely flat and incredibly close -- A gun in every home, a clock in every cabin -- On the verge of a more perfect world -- The irresistible lure of the highway -- Precision and peril, six miles high -- Through a looking glass, distinctly -- Where am I, and what is the time? -- Squeezing beyond boundaries -- On the necessity for equipoise -- the measure of all things
Control code
on1026246387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 395 pages
Isbn
9780062652553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1278358
  • (Sirsi) o1026246387
  • (OCoLC)1026246387

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