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The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture

John H. Lienhard


Millions of people have listened to John H. Lienhard's radio program "The Engines of Our Ingenuity." In this fascinating book, Lienhard gathers his reflections on the nature of technology, culture, and human inventiveness. The book brims with insightful observations. Lienhard writes that the history of technology is a history of us--we are the machines we create. Thus farming dramatically changed the rhythms of human life and redirected history. War seldom fuels invention--radar, jets, and the digital computer all emerged before World War II began. And the medieval Church was a driving force b ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195135831
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195135831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John H. Lienhard, author