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This Biographical Dictionary seeks to place the area of expertise within the context of these who've made an important contribution to it. For the 1st time details has been accrued at the those who have made the main major advances in expertise. From precedent days to the current day, the main inventors, discoverers and marketers from all over the world are profiled, and their contribution to society defined and assessed. constitution The Dictionary offers descriptive and analytical biographies of its matters in alphabetical order for ease of reference. every one access presents certain details at the individual's lifestyles, paintings and relevance to their specific box. * within the first a part of the access, the knowledge will contain the dates and locations of the subject's delivery and loss of life, including their nationality and their box of job * commonly physique of the access there follows an account in their important achievements and their importance within the background of know-how, in addition to complete info of appointments and honours * eventually an annotated bibliography will direct the reader to the subject's imperative writings and courses and to an important secondary works which the reader can seek advice for additional details. distinctive good points: * the 1st paintings in lifestyles to envision technologists intimately * comprises over 1,500 entries giving specified details * vast cross-references permit the reader to match topics and building up an image of technological develop^ * Figures drawn from fields similar to Aeronautics, Telecommunications, structure, images and Textiles
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This he did by persuading the BBC in 1924 to vary the frequency of their Bournemouth transmitter, and he then measured the signal received at Cambridge. By comparing the direct and reflected rays and the daily variation he was able to deduce that the KennellyHeaviside (the so-called E-layer) was at a height of about 60 miles (97 km) above the Biographical dictionary of the history of technology 34 earth and that there was a further layer (the Appleton or F-layer) at about 150 miles (240 km), the latter being an efficient reflector of the shorter radio waves that penetrated the lower layers.
D. de Saussure (1740– Biographical dictionary of the history of technology 37 99). In 1775 he moved to Paris, where he taught chemistry and presented a paper on electrical phenomena to the Académie Royale des Sciences. He assisted the Montgolfier brothers in their Paris balloon ascents. From 1780 Argand spent some time in Montpellier, where he conceived the idea of the lamp that was to make him famous. It was an oil lamp with gravity oil feed, in which the flame was enlarged by burning it in a current of air induced by two concentric iron tubes.
1958, Paris (his chief published work). Lenard, 1933, Great Men of Science , London, pp. 223–30 (provides a short account). ), 1970, Dictionary of Scientific Biography , Vol. 1, New York, pp. 139–46. GW Anderson, John b. 1726 Roseneath, Dumbartonshire, Scotland d. 13 January 1796 Scottish natural philosopher. Born in Roseneath manse, son of the minister, he was educated after his father’s death by an aunt, a Mrs Turner, to whom he later paid back the cost, and was later an officer in the corps that was raised to resist the rebellion of 1745.
Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology by Lance Day, Visit Amazon's Ian McNeil Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Ian McNeil,