Introduction / Thomas Parke Hughes -- From Erewhon to nowhere / Lewis Mumford -- Renaissance and Reformation. Leonardo da Vinci : natural philosopher and engineer / John W. Lieb -- Lazarus Ercker and the role of the assayer / Cyril Stanley Smith -- Seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Grand Canal of Languedoc and its constructor, Pierre-Paul Riquet de Bonrepos / Samuel Smiles -- The Huguenots and the diffusion of technology / Warren Scoville -- The Industrial Revolution. A sketch of the industrial history of the Coalbrookdale district / Rhys Jenkins -- Science and the steam engine / Milton Kerker -- The engineers and the industrial revolution / Samuel Smiles -- Origins of the Society of Civil Engineers / from the Reports of the late John Smeaton -- The factory system of production / Andrew Ure -- Nineteenth century technology. The genesis of American engineering competition / D.L. Burn -- Peter Beuth and the rise of Prussian industry, 1810-1845 / W.O. Henderson -- America at the world fairs, 1851-1893 / Merle Curti -- Coal tar dye manufacture and the origins of the modern industrial research laboratory / John J. Beer -- Sullivan's skyscrapers as the expression of nineteenth century technology / Carl W. Condit.
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