History of Mechanism and Machine Science

A Brief Illustrated History of Machines and Mechanisms

Authors: Bautista Paz, E., ceccarelli, m., Echávarri Otero, J., Muñoz Sanz, J.L.

  • This book can be considered a novelty in the area of History of Science and Technology since it addresses attention to technical contents with commented illustrations in the historical developments of Mechanism Design over time
  • Is an illustrated history of machines and mechanisms which gives a complete panorama of the many aspects and subjects that contributed to the developments of machines and related disciplines
  • May be of interest for scholars but also for a wider public since the figures and comments are directed to a general understanding as well as specialized interpretations
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About this book

This book illustrates the historical development of machines and mechanisms more from a technical point of view rather than a strictly history of science point of view since the authors are mechanical engineers who are interested and motivated to examine the most significant facts in their own area of knowledge of the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms. A full understanding of the historical development of technology also needs the help of experts in technical matters who can appreciate and reassess bygone achievements in the light of their own technical knowledge. More collaboration between science historians and technical experts is needed, as is currently the case in the field of Industrial Archaeology. Thus, this book is also an attempt to set out a technical approach to the historical development of machines and mechanisms, with enough technical detail to prevent its understanding being purely historical.

This work deals with mechanical manufacturing processes in history, examined through the machines associated with those processes. A tool is only included if it is part of a machine tool, with devices made up of moving parts. The chosen descriptive method is basically graphic.

At the beginning of each chapter there is a global reference to the period embraced, the most relevant facts, and the most significant treatises in the context of machine history. Following this introduction each chapter contains a series of sections on the types of machines that are representative of the period analysed together with illustrations to accompany the text. A fairly extensive bibliography enables the reader to pursue their own further research and historical analysis.

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Reviews

From the reviews:

“This work by mechanical engineers Bautista Paz … and colleagues provides a very short historical overview of machines. … It covers much mechanical engineering history, and if one wants to get an idea of the breadth and depth of the field, then this volume will do the job. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates.” (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 48 (3), November, 2010)

“This history survey with an engineering approach is written by a group of four authors. … The book is divided into eight chapters which are presented in chronological order. … The book is instructive, well readable and a good introduction into the historical development of machines and mechanisms … .” (Rüdiger Thiele, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1206, 2011)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Anonymous Developments

    Paz, Emilio Bautista (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Chinese Inventions and Machines

    Paz, Emilio Bautista (et al.)

    Pages 19-42

  • Mechanical Engineering in Antiquity

    Paz, Emilio Bautista (et al.)

    Pages 43-64

  • Medieval Machines and Mechanisms

    Paz, Emilio Bautista (et al.)

    Pages 65-90

  • The Machine Renaissance

    Paz, Emilio Bautista (et al.)

    Pages 91-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Brief Illustrated History of Machines and Mechanisms
Authors
Series Title
History of Mechanism and Machine Science
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2512-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2512-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2511-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3210-0
Series ISSN
1875-3442
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 262
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