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They Made America

They Made America

From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators

  • Author: Harold Evans,Gail Buckland,David Lefer
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316070343
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 496
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An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating-- by the author of the bestselling The American Century.

A Legacy in Arms

A Legacy in Arms

American Firearm Manufacture, Design, and Artistry, 1800–1900

  • Author: Richard C. Rattenbury,R. L. Wilson
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 0806147792
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 244
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The history of American firearms is inseparable from the history of the United States, for firearms have played crucial roles in the nation’s founding, westward expansion, and industrial, economic, and cultural development. This history unfolds in compelling words and images in A Legacy in Arms, a volume that draws upon the collections of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City to trace the business and art of gun making from the early national period to the turn of the twentieth century. With more than 200 images—almost all in full color—A Legacy in Arms not only documents the inspiration and innovation of arms makers from individual artisans to mass producers, but also describes the development of decorative expression in the gun maker’s art. In an account both entertaining and enlightening, Richard C. Rattenbury details the development of commercial arms making, from the genesis of the Kentucky rifle to the arms of such iconic manufacturers as Colt, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Sharps, Marlin, and Winchester. Into this narrative he weaves the particulars of design evolution and the impact of mass production via the “American System.” The accompanying photographs and illustrations stand as eloquent testimony to the range and richness of the gun maker's craft—and its rightful place in the story of American industry and culture.

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]

  • Author: Rosanne Welch,Peg A. Lamphier
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 161069094X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1082
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From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content

A Patriot's History of the United States

A Patriot's History of the United States

From Columbus's Great Discovery to America's Age of Entitlement, Revised Edition

  • Author: Larry Schweikart,Michael Patrick Allen
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698173635
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1008
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For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.

Developing Innovative Organizations

Developing Innovative Organizations

A roadmap to boost your innovation potential

  • Author: B. Gailly
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230295282
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 209
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Combining insights from leading academic research and experienced managers, this book provides a systematic framework to understand what innovation is, why it matters, how it can be managed and how it can help your organization to reach its objectives.

Creating Risk Capital

Creating Risk Capital

A Royalty Fund Solution to the Ownership and Financing of Enterprise

  • Author: Ian Whalley
  • Publisher: Harriman House Limited
  • ISBN: 0857191543
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 246
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Private enterprises are essential to a nation's economy and society - yet without finance, or risk capital, they may never get off the ground. Lack of risk capital on suitable terms thus frustrates entrepreneurial ambition, and checks economic growth. And, just as damaging, the search for finance can lead companies and businesses into unsuitable funding arrangements - such as bank loans or equity deals with external investors - that burden them with excessive debt or limit the ability of managers to run the business. This book proposes a fresh solution to the search for risk capital that should suit enterprise and investor alike. Ian Whalley begins by describing the rich inheritance of private enterprises and the financial systems which support them in major market economies. He looks at some serious problems which afflict many enterprises when they seek funding through conventional methods: from small and medium-size firms to major companies, providers of public services and diverse enterprises such as mutual and non-profit organisations. A common theme emerges - enterprises of all types struggle to obtain risk capital without taking on debt or compromising effective management control. The capital is necessary but the drawbacks are potentially fatal. The book shows how the dual functions of equity - risk capital and ownership capital - can be separated and thus how risk finance can be raised without affecting the ownership or control of a company, and without traditional borrowing. The model for achieving this is royalty funding, a system grounded in the proven and familiar practice of licensing. Under this system enterprises pay for the invested risk capital by means of royalties on the sales revenues they achieve, rather than become debtors or partners to those who provide the funds. Royalty funding will benefit both those who own and manage enterprises and also the investors who receive a contractually committed return whilst maintaining the security of asset ownership in the event of a failure of the enterprise. Whalley explains how royalty funding could be put into practice for a range of different enterprises, and draws some broad conclusions about the impact that royalty funding could have if used to finance business in the future. Offering a compelling alternative that complements current financial models this is an essential read for anyone involved in establishing, running or investing in successful enterprises, as well as policymakers and academics.

War Stories

War Stories

Reporting in the Time of Conflict from the Crimea to Iraq

  • Author: Harold Evans
  • Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781593730055
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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From the time of the Crimean War in 1853 to the Second Gulf War, Evans tells the stories of war correspondents who served as the "eyes of history": Ernest Hemingway, Alexander Dumas, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, John Steinback, and others. Full color. 90 photos.

Aus hartem Holz

Aus hartem Holz

Roman

  • Author: Annie Proulx
  • Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
  • ISBN: 3641192064
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 896
  • View: 3686
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Annie Proulxs erster Roman seit über zehn Jahren, das lang erwartete Meisterwerk der Pulitzerpreisträgerin: ein monumentales Epos, das lebensprall, sprachgewaltig und intensiv dreihundert Jahre nordamerikanischer Geschichte einfängt und von der Abholzung der scheinbar endlosen Wälder erzählt, vom ewigen Kampf zwischen Mensch und Natur.

Library Journal

Library Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Libraries
  • Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Second Machine Age

The Second Machine Age

Wie die nächste digitale Revolution unser aller Leben verändern wird

  • Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee
  • Publisher: Plassen Verlag
  • ISBN: 3864702224
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
  • View: 1653
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Computer sind mittlerweile so intelligent geworden, dass die nächste industrielle Revolution unmittelbar bevorsteht. Wer profitiert, wer verliert? Antworten auf diese Fragen bietet das neue Buch der Technologie-Profis Erik Brynjolfsson und Andrew McAfee. Seit Jahren arbeiten wir mit Computern - und Computer für uns. Mittlerweile sind die Maschinen so intelligent geworden, dass sie zu Leistungen fähig sind, die vor Kurzem noch undenkbar waren: Sie fahren Auto, sie schreiben eigene Texte - und sie besiegen Großmeister im Schach. Dieser Entwicklungssprung ist nur der Anfang. In ihrem neuen Buch zeigen zwei renommierte Professoren, welch atemberaubende Entwicklungen uns noch bevorstehen: Die zweite industrielle Revolution kommt! Welche Auswirkungen wird das haben? Welche Chancen winken, welche Risiken drohen? Was geschieht dabei mit den Menschen, was mit der Umwelt? Und was werden Gesellschaft und Politik tun, um die Auswirkungen dieser "neuen digitalen Intelligenz" für alle bestmöglich zu gestalten? Dieses Buch nimmt Sie mit auf eine Reise in eine Zukunft, die schon längst begonnen hat.

Inventors and inventions

Inventors and inventions

  • Author: Alvin K. Benson
  • Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 1376
  • View: 4397
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Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women in all areas of achievement, from around the world and throughout history, and includes 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women).--From publisher's note, p. vii.

Annual Report

Annual Report

  • Author: Conference Board
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Industries
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 6850
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American Heritage of Invention & Technology

American Heritage of Invention & Technology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7068
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WTIU.

WTIU.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Public service television programs
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Great Lives from History: John Ericsson - Irving Langmuir

Great Lives from History: John Ericsson - Irving Langmuir

  • Author: Alvin K. Benson
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: 9781587655241
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 1376
  • View: 7379
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Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women in all areas of achievement, from around the world and throughout history, and includes 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women).--From publisher's note, p. vii.

Demand Letters and Consumer Protection

Demand Letters and Consumer Protection

Examining Deceptive Practices by Patent Assertion Entities : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, November 7, 2013

  • Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Consumer protection
  • Page: 76
  • View: 7052
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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Milestone Documents in American History: 1824-1887

Milestone Documents in American History: 1824-1887

  • Author: Paul Finkelman,Bruce A. Lesh
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: 9780979775826
  • Category: History
  • Page: 525
  • View: 7602
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An expansion of the 2002 National Archives and Records Administration "Our Documents" project offers 133 documents originating from the pre-Revolutionary era to 2003, including public laws, Supreme Court decisions, treaties, inaugural speeches constitutio

Fortune

Fortune

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business
  • Page: N.A
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Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

  • Author: Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641195500
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 560
  • View: 1136
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Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.