Discoveries and Inventions of the Nineteenth Century: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Discoveries and Inventions of the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

By Robert Routledge


868 pages

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First published in 1901. This study presents an account of the remarkable discoveries and inventions which distinguished the nineteenth-century. The author examines an assortment of developments, including that in the sciences, architecture, travel, and communications. This title will be of great interest to students of the history of science and technology.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Steam Engines 3. Iron 4. Tools 5. Railways 6. Steam Navigation 7. Ships of War 8. Fire-Arms 9. Torpedoes 10. Ship Canals 11. Iron Bridges 12. Printing Machines 13. Hydraulic Power 14. Pneumatic Dispatch 15. Rock Boring 16. Light 17. The Spectroscope 18. Roentgen’s X Rays 19. Sight 20. Electricity 21. The Electric Telegraph 22. Lighthouses 23. Photography 24. Printing Processes 25. Recording Instruments 26. Aquaria 27. Gold and Diamonds 28. New Metals 29. India-Rubber and Gutta-Percha 30. Anaesthetics 31. Mineral Combustibles 32. Coal-Gas 33. Coal-Tar Colours 34. The Greatest Discovery of the Age; Notes; Index

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