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The Resource The wheel : inventions & reinventions, Richard W. Bulliet

The wheel : inventions & reinventions, Richard W. Bulliet

Label
The wheel : inventions & reinventions
Title
The wheel
Title remainder
inventions & reinventions
Statement of responsibility
Richard W. Bulliet
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels affixed to axles. He then follows with the innovation of wheels turning independently on their axles and concludes five thousand years later with the caster, a single rotating and pivoting wheel. Bulliet's most interesting finding is that a simple desire to move things from place to place did not drive the wheel's development. If that were the case, the wheel could have been invented at any time almost anywhere in the world. By dividing the history of this technology into three conceptual phases and focusing on the specific men, women, and societies that brought it about, Bulliet expands the social, economic, and political significance of a tool we only partially understand. He underscores the role of gender, combat, and competition in the design and manufacture of wheels, adding vivid imagery to illustrate each stage of their development."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bulliet, Richard W
Dewey number
621.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
TJ181.5
LC item number
.B85 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in international and global history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wheels
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Wheels
  • Wielen
Label
The wheel : inventions & reinventions, Richard W. Bulliet
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wheel versus wheel -- Why invent the wheel? -- A square peg in a round wheel -- Home on the range -- Wheels for show -- The rise and demise of the charioteer -- The princess ride -- The carriage revolution -- Four wheels in China -- Rickshaw cities -- The third wheel
Control code
935530178
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231540612
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40025629954
  • 10.7312/bull17338
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 70272f61-6ace-44d5-ab6f-344d43e58225
  • 22573/ctt19gfv4f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935530178
Label
The wheel : inventions & reinventions, Richard W. Bulliet
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wheel versus wheel -- Why invent the wheel? -- A square peg in a round wheel -- Home on the range -- Wheels for show -- The rise and demise of the charioteer -- The princess ride -- The carriage revolution -- Four wheels in China -- Rickshaw cities -- The third wheel
Control code
935530178
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231540612
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40025629954
  • 10.7312/bull17338
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 70272f61-6ace-44d5-ab6f-344d43e58225
  • 22573/ctt19gfv4f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935530178

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