Victorian Technology

Author: Herbert L. Sussman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275991695
Format: PDF
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An enlightening history of 19th-century technology, focusing on the connections between invention and cultural values. * A chronology marking dates of important inventions and innovations, the passage of laws relating to finance and working conditions, workers' organizations, and transformations in warfare. * Detailed drawings and photographs of inventions and structures, such as the locomotive, steam engine, iron bridges and railways stations, the Crystal Palace, and the Victorian computer

The Sporting Life Victorian Sports and Games

Author: Nancy Fix Anderson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313071489
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This lively and intriguing study looks at the way sports both reflected and shaped Victorian society. • Excerpts from 19th-century English writings on sports allow the Victorians speak in their own words about the meaning of sports in their lives • Illuminating and entertaining illustrations of many aspects of Victorian sports include humorous spoofs on sports from Punch magazine • A glossary explains the sometimes arcane terms used in Victorian sports

Victorian Needlework

Author: Kathryn Ledbetter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386609
Format: PDF, Docs
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• Patterns and illustrations from women's periodicals and pattern books of the time provide a window into Victorian life that will be especially intriguing to the legions who practice these crafts today • Quotations from memoirs, works of fiction, and poetry allow readers to share the experiences of women of the period

Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England

Author: Jennifer Phegley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313375348
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book examines the popular publications of the Victorian period, illuminating the intricacies of courtship and marriage from the differing perspectives of the working, middle, and upper classes.

Maxwell Sutton and the Birth of Color Photography

Author: J. Cat
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137338318
Format: PDF
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This focused and incisive study reassesses the historic collaboration between James Clerk Maxwell and Thomas Sutton. It reveals that Maxwell and Sutton were closer to true partners than has commonly been assumed, and shows how their experiments illuminate the role of technology, representation, and participation in Maxwell's natural philosophy.

Inventions That Didn t Change the World

Author: Julie Halls
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500772479
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A captivating, humorous, and downright perplexing selection of nineteenth-century inventions as revealed through remarkable–and hitherto unseen–illustrations from the British National Archive Inventions that Didn’t Change the World is a fascinating visual tour through some of the most bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century. In an era when Britain was the workshop of the world, design protection (nowadays patenting) was all the rage, and the apparently lenient approval process meant that all manner of bizarre curiosities were painstakingly recorded, in beautiful color illustrations and well-penned explanatory text, alongside the genuinely great inventions of the period. Irreverent commentary contextualizes each submission as well as taking a humorous view on how each has stood the test of time. This book introduces such gems as a ventilating top hat; an artificial leech; a design for an aerial machine adapted for the arctic regions; an anti-explosive alarm whistle; a tennis racket with ball-picker; and a currant-cleaning machine. Here is everything the end user could possibly require for a problem he never knew he had. Organized by area of application—industry, clothing, transportation, medical, health and safety, the home, and leisure—Inventions that Didn’t Change the World reveals the concerns of a bygone era giddy with the possibilities of a newly industrialized world.

Mathematics in Victorian Britain

Author: Raymond Flood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199601399
Format: PDF
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With a foreword by Adam Hart-Davis, this book constitutes perhaps the first general survey of the mathematics of the Victorian period. It charts the institutional development of mathematics as a profession, as well as exploring the numerous innovations made during this time, many of which are still familiar today.

Victorian America

Author: Thomas J. Schlereth
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060921609
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A valuable and compelling portrait of the daily life of Americans during the Victorian era--the fourth volume in the Everyday Life in America series