The First Book of Machines

The First Book of Machines

By: Walter Buehr
Published by: Franklin Watts, Inc
Publication Date: 1962
Series: First Books
Series Number: 152

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Description

The First Book of Machines, first published in 1962, is a timeless work that explains the history of machines up to modern devices that assist mankind to do its work. While we think of modern technology as being greatly different from what our forebears had at their disposal, Walter Buehr demonstrates that all machinery is based on six simple machines: the inclined plane, the wedge, the lever, the wheel and axle, the screw, and the pulley. Some machines are combined to become complex machines. Buehr discusses manufacturing and how some machines are used to make other machines. He delineates machines that are used in daily life as well as a breakdown of other uses, such as those used in construction, farming, transportation, household, office and business. He introduces the concept of automation and computers, although that world of technology has astounding development in the half century since the book was originally written. The book is illustrated throughout with pictures by the author. From the reprint

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The First Book of Machines Reprint

The First Book of Machines
Reprinted in 2017 by Living Library Press
Available formats: Paperback
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