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Introduction

Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett

in The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037532
eISBN:
9780262345033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037532.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introduction offers a brief account of Ovshinsky’s career. It outlines his development from machinist and toolmaker to independent inventor and notes how his work on automation, including his ... More


John Baskerville, William Hutton and their Social Networks

Susan Whyman

in John Baskerville: Art and Industry of the Englightenment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940643
eISBN:
9781786945143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940643.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter considers Baskerville’s social networks and compares him with another self-educated ‘rough diamond’, the local historian and businessman, William Hutton. It explores how Baskerville ... More


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