A History of Mechanical Inventions

By: Abbott Payson Usher (1883-1965)

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REVISED EDITION, of the 1954 edition, reprinted, first published by Harvard University Press, 1929. 8vo. [ii], (xiv), 450, [ads, 12] pp. 158 figures, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue illustrated wrappers; price sticker on rear cover. Ivy Trent's copy without distinguishing marks. Very Good. This revolutionary book argues that technological innovation is a slow, collective process that has continually developed from antiquity to the present-day, and that human accomplishment is a result of continuous activity. The book remains a landmark reference work for those interested in the history of technology, science, or sociology. Abbott Payson Usher was an American economic historian, now best known for the Abbott Payson Usher Prize, which the Society of the History of Technology has awarded annually since 1961.

Title: A History of Mechanical Inventions

Author Name: Abbott Payson Usher (1883-1965)

Categories: Other,

Edition: Reprint Edition

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1988

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: OG42415-057

Keywords: Abbott Payson Usher, A History of Mechanical Inventions, Reference, History of Science