Handy Answer: The Handy Technology Answer Book

Editor/Author Balaban, Naomi and Bobick, James
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-57-859563-1
Category: Technology & Engineering - Technology
Image Count: 230
Book Status: Available
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The Handy Technology Answer Book explains how technology has revolutionized the way people live, work, and play. It covers a broad range of fields, including medicine, mining, architecture, transportation, the military, and agriculture, and how they have been changed by technology.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Authors
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PHOTO SOURCES
  • INTRODUCTION
  • INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY
  • Introduction and Historical Background
  • Inventions and Patents
  • Societies, Publications, and Awards
  • COMPUTERS
  • Introduction and Historical Background
  • Hardware and Software
  • Programming and Applications
  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • Symbols, Writing, and Codes
  • RADIO AND TELEVISION
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND RECORDINGS
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND RECORDINGS
  • The Internet
  • WEIGHTS, MEASURES, TIME, TOOLS, AND WEAPONS
  • Weights, Measures, and Measurements
  • Time
  • Tools and Machines
  • Weapons
  • MINING, MATERIALS, AND MANUFACTURING
  • Mining
  • Coal
  • Minerals
  • Metals
  • Natural Materials
  • Manufacturing
  • BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, AND OTHER STRUCTURES
  • Buildings and Building Parts
  • Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels
  • Miscellaneous Structures
  • CARS, BOATS, PLANES, AND TRAINS
  • Cars and Motor Vehicles
  • Boats and Ships
  • Planes and Other Aircraft
  • Military Vehicles
  • Trains and Trolleys
  • ENERGY
  • Basic Concepts
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources
  • Generation of Electricity
  • Measurement of Energy
  • Consumption and Conservation
  • TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Introduction, Historical Background, and Environmental Milestones
  • Land Use
  • Air Pollution
  • Global Climatic Change
  • Water Pollution
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Recycling and Conservation
  • Sustainability
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING
  • Introduction and Historical Background
  • Methods and Techniques
  • Applications
  • TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
  • Introduction
  • Imaging Techniques
  • Medical Devices and Tools
  • Assistive Technologies and Prosthetic Devices
  • Medical and Surgical Procedures
  • FURTHER READING