1. The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
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  2. The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

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Product Description

  • 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.
  • The rise of manufacturing could not have happened without an attention to precision. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in eighteenth-century England, standards of measurement were established, giving way to the development of machine tools-machines that make machines.
  • Eventually, the application of precision tools and methods resulted in the creation and mass production of items from guns and glass to mirrors, lenses, and cameras-and eventually gave way to further breakthroughs, including gene splicing, microchips, and the Hadron Collider.
Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Simon Winchester
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Harper
EAN
9780062652553
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
0062652559
Label
Harper
Manufacturer
Harper
MPN
50206708
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
416
PartNumber
50206708
PublicationDate
2018-05-08
Publisher
Harper
ReleaseDate
2018-05-08
Studio
Harper
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