Essential Atlas of Technology
Call Number: CMC T 48 .A8513 2003
Publication Date: 2003-04-01
Here is an attractively illustrated summary of human technology and its development, from ancient water wheels and primitive housing structures to today's electronic instruments and modern office and apartment buildings. Summary explanations and cross section illustrations describe automobiles and internal combustion engines, diesel-powered trains, turbine engines, the development of aircraft, the evolution of maritime transportation from sailing vessels to hydroplanes and submarines, communications systems, photography, computer technology, lasers and their applications, robotics, and much more. Hundreds of color photos and illustrations combine with succinct descriptions make this a fine reference supplement for classrooms and libraries.
How the future began. Machines
Call Number: CMC TJ 147 .G53 1999
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
How the Future Began: Machines examines the technology shaping the new millennium, and surveys the machines -- from the first primitive levers, to water wheels, to robots -- that have made the modern era possible. Author Clive Gifford offers a fascinating look ahead at some of the exciting developments in store for future generations, and the smarter and more powerful devices that will continue to revolutionize human life. Special Features: Illustrated timelines include major technological milestones and anticipated advances. 'Blurred Vision' graphics show how people in the past envisioned the future. 'Crystal Ball' boxes feature predictions and highlight breakthroughs. Comprehensive glossary and index. Related resources and websites.
Machines Go to Work in the City
Call Number: CMC TJ 147 .L694 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-05
Toddlers love machines and things that go, and this book gives them everything they want, from a bucket truck to a tower crane to an airplane. Every other spread has an interactive gatefold which extends the original picture to three pages, revealing something new about each situation. The last spread diagrams each city machine, providing additional information for young readers to pore over again and again. William Low's classically-trained artist's eye adds a new layer to this genre, and both parents and children will appreciate the beautiful illustrations, the attention to detail, and the clever situational twists revealed by lifting the flaps.
Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War: how the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, ironclads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War
Call Number: CMC YA E 468.9 .A44 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
Thomas B. Allen's expertise in military history and strategy is combined with Roger MacBride Allen's knowledge of technology to reveal a lesser-known yet fascinating side of the 16th president of the United States. Their authoritative narrative reveals Lincoln as our nation's first hands-on Commander-in-Chief, whose appreciation for the power of technology plays a critical role in the North's Civil War victory over the less developed South. Readers meet Lincoln as he exchanges vital telegraph messages with his generals in the field; we witness his inspection of new ship models at the Navy Yard; we view the president target-shooting with the designer of a new kind of rifle; and we follow Lincoln, the man of action, as he leads a daring raid to recapture Norfolk, VA. The book's historic sweep also sets Abraham Lincoln in the context of his military era: we learn about the North's Anaconda Plan, the South's counter strategies, and how the concept of total war replaced the old Napoleonic way of fighting. Readers will come away with a rich sense of a leader who lived through one of the most exciting ages of technological and social change in America. With archival photographs, artwork, and maps, Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War brings alive a time when the railroad brought soldiers and to and from the battlefields, when hot-air balloons were used for surveillance, and when ironclad warships revolutionized naval warfare. The Allens' detailed study demonstrates why Lincoln's appreciation of the importance of technology, his understanding of the art of war, and his mastery of military strategy were key elements in the winning of the American Civil War. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visitnbsp;www.natgeoed.org/commoncorenbsp;for more information.nbsp;
See How It's Made: clothes, toys, shoes, food, drinks, skateboards
Call Number: CMC T 48 .S418 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-17
Filled with step-by-step photographs, this start-to-finish look at how everyday objects are made takes readers onto the factory floor to see glass being blown, apple juice being pressed, and LEGO bricks being assembled. Full-color.
The Chinese Thought of It amazing inventions and innovations
Call Number: CMC T 27 .C5 Y42 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-30
How Chinese ingenuity changed the world. Acupuncture, gunpowder and the secrets to spinning silk are innovations that we have come to associate with China. But did you know that the Chinese also invented the umbrella? And toilet paper, initially made from rice straw clumped together, was first used in China! Through the ages, the Chinese have used the resources available to them to improve their lives. Their development of the compass and the paddleboat helped facilitate the often difficult tasks of travel and trade, and many foods associated with health and wellness -- from green tea to tofu -- have their origins in China. Other interesting innovations include: The suspension bridge The wheelbarrow Playing cards. With descriptive photos and information-packed text divided into sections including farming, food and games, this third book in the We Thought of It series explores the fascinating origins of much that surrounds us today.
The New Way Things Work
Call Number: CMC T 47 .M18 1998
Publication Date: 1998-10-26
The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art technologies. To help make sense of the computer age, David Macaulay brings us The New Way Things Work. This completely updated and expanded edition describes twelve new machines and includes more than seventy new pages detailing the latest innovations. With an entirely new section that guides us through the complicated world of digital machinery, where masses of electronic information can be squeezed onto a single tiny microchip, this revised edition embraces all of the newest developments, from cars to watches. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth.
The Wireless Society
Call Number: CMC YA TK 5105.78 .W6655 2006
Publication Date: 2006-12-11
Books in this anthology series focus a wide range of viewpoints onto a single controversial issue, providing in-depth discussions by leading advocates. Articles are printed in their entirety and footnotes and source notes are retained. These books offer the reader not only a full spectrum of dissent on the subject, but also the ability to test the validity of arguments by following up on sources used as evidence. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to further research. This series provides a quick grounding in the issues, a challenge to critical thinking skills, and an excellent research tool in each inexpensive volume.
Communications and Broadcasting: from wired words to wireless Web
Call Number: CMC TK 5102.4 .H46 2007
Publication Date: 2006-12-01
Discover the behind-the-scenes stories of the inventors and inventions that primed the world for our current communications, media, and information explosion. Communications and Broadcasting, Revised Edition sets the scene with a look at the development and interconnection of scientific ideas: electromagnetism, leading to the telegraph and telephone; Maxwell s wave theory, leading to radio and television; and communications and information theory, from Claude Shannon to the World Wide Web and beyond. In addition, there are engaging portraits of the inventors themselves—visionaries who were part scientist, part engineer, and part entrepreneur. Students will find out how they made modern communications possible, and how they repeatedly recast its media.
Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor of the World Wide Web
Call Number: CMC YA TK 5102.56 .B47 M38 2010
Publication Date: 2009-01-09
As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, ''[Tim Berners-Lee] has been compared to Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the printing press, which in turn changed religion, government and science. . . . It's bizarre to even think that there is a living, breathing inventor of the Web. He's funny and likable and about as intimidating as that Pikachu runt from my kids' Pokemon collection.'' Few people can name the inventor of the World Wide Web - and that's how he prefers it. Tim Berners-Lee - born in 1955 to parents who were computer programmers - was in the right place at the right time. He grew up believing computers could do more than just store data, and in 1989 he came up with a way for computers around the world to share information. His efforts developed into what most of us use on a daily basis - the World Wide Web. Tim Berners-Lee now directs the World Wide Web Consortium, a group that continues to ensure the Web remains free and accessible to everyone, everywhere. He is also working to bring the Web to its full potential. ''the Web,'' he says, ''is far from 'done.' ''