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World History of Technology: Dr. Franz Maria Feldhaus

Markus Krajewski and Charles Marcrum

in World Projects: Global Information before World War I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695935
eISBN:
9781452947501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695935.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Dr. Franz Maria Feldhaus’s national index of Source Research on the History of Technology and Industry Inc. that collects and meticulously archives every bit of fact on ... More


Spaceflight, Millionaires, and National Defense: Robert Goddard’s Fund-Raising Program

Alexander MacDonald

in The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Robert Goddard was the American “father of liquid-fuel rocketry” and his career constituted the world’s first spaceflight development program. This chapter provides an economic analysis of Goddard’s ... More


Driving in Control

Karin Bijsterveld, Eefje Cleophas, Stefan Krebs, and Gijs Mom

in Sound and Safe: A History of Listening Behind the Wheel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199925698
eISBN:
9780199350155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925698.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Psychology of Music

This chapter sets the stage by claiming that the relative silence in our noise-controlled cars secludes us from the world, while the sound of car radio, warning signals and other audio information ... More


Re-Arming the Disabled: WWI and the Revolution in Artificial Limbs

Heather R. Perry

in Recycling the disabled: Army, medicine, and modernity in WWI Germany

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089244
eISBN:
9781781707982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089244.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter two examines the changes in artificial limb technology and the expansion of orthopaedic authority into this aspect of disability care. Before the war, prosthetic limbs had concentrated on ... More


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