Great Feuds in Technology

Great Feuds in Technology

Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever

Book - 2004
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The colorful true stories of ten monumental feuds in the history of technology
The history of technology is full of heated disputes over who, exactly, invented what. In this encore to his international bestsellers Great Feuds in Science and Great Feuds in Medicine, Hal Hellman brings to life ten of technology's most celebrated quarrels. Whether illuminating the battles between Philo Farnsworth and RCA (television), and Samuel Morse and Joseph Henry (telegraph) or the feuds currently raging over nuclear submarines and genetically modified foods, Hellman clearly explains the technology involved while providing vivid portraits of the disputants and their times.

Hal Hellman (Leonia, NJ) is the author of numerous science books, including Great Feuds in Science (0-471-35066-4) and Great Feuds in Medicine (0-471-20833-7).

Baker & Taylor
Examines ten of technology's greatest disputes and controversies, including who invented the miner's safety lamp, the first successful flying machine, and the television.

Book News
Aimed at general readers, this text describes ten of the liveliest disputes in the history of technology. Coverage includes controversies surrounding the invention of the miner's safety lamp, the manufacture of the first airplanes, and the mapping of the human genome. The volume concludes with a review of "modern Luddite" Jeremy Rifkin's fight against the commercial use of genetically modified organisms. Science writer Hellman is also the author of Great Feuds in Science and Great Feuds in Medicine. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2004
ISBN: 9780471208679
Characteristics: viii, 248 p. ; 25 cm


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