The Wheel

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In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels affixed to axles. He then follows with the innovation of wheels turning independently on their axles and concludes five thousand years later with the caster, a single rotating and pivoting wheel. Bulliet's most interesting finding is that a simple desire to move things from place to place did not drive the wheel's development. If that were the case, the wheel could have been invented at any time almost anywhere in the world. By dividing the history of this technology into three conceptual phases and focusing on the specific men, women, and societies that brought it about, Bulliet expands the social, economic, and political significance of a tool we only partially understand. He underscores the role of gender, combat, and competition in the design and manufacture of wheels, adding vivid imagery to illustrate each stage of their development. This is a wonderful book, brimming at once with fascinating tales and with fundamental insights into the nature of invention. -- Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History, University of Pittsburgh A fascinating book. New Scientist This concise and well-executed work is technology history at its best... Simply excellent, this work will appeal not just to history readers but also to those interested in the social and cultural developments that both fuel and are fueled by technical changes. Library Journal (starred review) A deft narrative. NatureAcknowledgments1. Wheel Versus Wheel2. Why Invent the Wheel?3. A Square Peg in a Round Wheel4. Home on the Range5. Wheels for Show6. The Rise and Demise of the Charioteer7. The Princess Ride8. The Carriage Revolution9. Four Wheels in China10. Rickshaw Cities11. The Third WheelNotesGlossaryFurther ReadingIndex


Szczegóły: The Wheel - Richard Bulliet

Tytuł: The Wheel
Autor: Richard Bulliet
Producent: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231173384
Rok produkcji: 2016
Ilość stron: 272
Oprawa: Twarda
Waga: 0.45 kg


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The Wheel

In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels affixed to axles. He then follows with the innovation of wheels turning independently on their axles and concludes five thousand years later with the caster, a single rotating and pivoting wheel. Bulliet's most interesting finding is that a simple desire to move things from place to place did not drive the wheel's development. If that were the case, the wheel could have been invented at any time almost anywhere in the world. By dividing the history of this technology into three conceptual phases and focusing on the specific men, women, and societies that brought it about, Bulliet expands the social, economic, and political significance of a tool we only partially understand. He underscores the role of gender, combat, and competition in the design and manufacture of wheels, adding vivid imagery to illustrate each stage of their development. This is a wonderful book, brimming at once with fascinating tales and with fundamental insights into the nature of invention. -- Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History, University of Pittsburgh A fascinating book. New Scientist This concise and well-executed work is technology history at its best... Simply excellent, this work will appeal not just to history readers but also to those interested in the social and cultural developments that both fuel and are fueled by technical changes. Library Journal (starred review) A deft narrative. NatureAcknowledgments1. Wheel Versus Wheel2. Why Invent the Wheel?3. A Square Peg in a Round Wheel4. Home on the Range5. Wheels for Show6. The Rise and Demise of the Charioteer7. The Princess Ride8. The Carriage Revolution9. Four Wheels in China10. Rickshaw Cities11. The Third WheelNotesGlossaryFurther ReadingIndex

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Szczegóły: The Wheel - Richard Bulliet

Tytuł: The Wheel
Autor: Richard Bulliet
Producent: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231173384
Rok produkcji: 2016
Ilość stron: 272
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Waga: 0.45 kg


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