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Transforming the 20th Century:: Debts and Advances

Vaclav Smil

in Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Technical progress in the 20th century was based on the unprecedented technical advances that took place during the two pre-WWI generations (1867-1914). All of these fundamental and lasting ... More


INTRODUCTION

Nasr M. Ghoniem and Daniel D. Walgraef

in Instabilities and Self-Organization in Materials: Volume I: Fundamentals of Nanoscience, Volume II: Applications in Materials Design and Nanotechnology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298686
eISBN:
9780191720222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298686.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This introductory chapter presents some ideas and key concepts in materials science. These include developments in the field of materials science, examples demonstrating the critical role played by ... More


Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact

Vaclav Smil

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195168747
eISBN:
9780199835522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168747.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is a systematic interdisciplinary account of the history of unprecedented technical advances that took place in Europe and North America during the three pre-WWI generations and of their ... More


Mechanical mach(in)ismo: Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Katia Pizzi

in Italian Futurism and the Machine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719097096
eISBN:
9781526146694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526121219.00010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The financial assets and entrepreneurial acumen of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti underpinned the mechanical orientation of futurismo, from the early days through to the demise of the movement. ... More


Crustaceans Used in Biotechnology

María Cecilia Gortari and Roque Alberto Hours

in Fisheries and Aquaculture: Volume 9

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190865627
eISBN:
9780197517406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865627.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

Exploitation of aquatic natural resources contributes to important economic and social services to the world’s population. According to the latest FAO statistics, aquaculture production reached 167.2 ... More


Sir Humphry Davy: Natural Philosopher, Discourser, Inventor, Poet, and Man of Action

John Meurig Thomas

in Albemarle Street: Portraits, Personalities and Presentations at The Royal Institution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192898005
eISBN:
9780191924453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898005.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Herein we describe the extraordinary skills of Humphry Davy, the self-taught, woodcarver’s son from Cornwall, who combined brilliant scientific research with felicity of literary and poetic ... More


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