Great Feuds in Technology

Great Feuds in Technology

Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever

Hellman, Hal

John Wiley and Sons Ltd







15 a 20 dias


This collection of the ten most compelling and controversial disputes in technology features some of the most recognized names in science: was Samuel Morse really the inventor of the electrical telegraph? It even explores contemporary feuds in such advanced fields as biotechnology.
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Ned Ludd versus the Industrial Revolution; Are Machines the Problem?; 2. Davy versus Stephenson; Who Invented the Miner's Safety Lamp?; 3. Morse versus Jackson and Henry; The Electromagnetic Telegraph; 4. Edison versus Westinghouse; The AC/DC War; 5. Ford versus Selden and ALAM; Automobile Manufacturing; 6. Wright Brothers versus Curtiss, Chanute, Ader, Whitehead, and Others; The First Successful Flying Machine; 7. Sarnoff versus Farnsworth; The Fathers of Television; 8. Rickover versus Zumwalt (and Just about Everyone Else); Nuclear Submarines and a Nuclear Navy; 9. Venter versus Collins; Decoding the Human Genome; 10. Rifkin versus the Monsanto Company; Battling the Biotech World; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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