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Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240 Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology Papers 34-44 on Science and Technology

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In Bulletin 240 of the Smithsonian Institution's United States National Museum, readers are presented with a compilation of ten papers focused on the intersection of science and technology. Written by various experts in their respective fields, these contributions provide a comprehensive overview of the advancements and innovations shaping our world today.

From discussions on the evolution of scientific instruments to the impact of technology on society, each paper delves into a specific aspect of science and technology, offering valuable insights and perspectives. The authors' expertise and meticulous research are evident throughout, making this collection a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history and development of these fields.

What sets this bulletin apart is its ability to blend historical context with contemporary issues, creating a nuanced and holistic understanding of the relationship between science and technology. The diverse range of topics covered ensures that there is something for everyone, whether you're a seasoned professional or simply curious about the advancements shaping our world.

Overall, Bulletin 240 of the Smithsonian Institution is a thought-provoking and informative read that sheds light on the intricate and often intertwined nature of science and technology. It is a must-read for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of these crucial fields and their impact on society.

Book Description:
Part of the scholarly and scientific publications of the United States National Museum series: United States National Museum Bulletin.

In these series, the Museum publishes original articles and monographs dealing with the collections and work of its constituent museums— The Museum of Natural History and the Museum of History and Technology. These are gathered in volumes, octavo in size, with the publication date of each paper recorded in the table of contents of the volume.

Since 1959, shorter papers relating to the collections and research of that Museum have been gathered in Bulletins titled “Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology,”.

The present collection of Contributions, Papers 34-44, comprises Bulletin 240.

--The 1893 Duryea automobile in the Museum of History and Technology, by Don H. Berkebile
--The Borghesi astronomical clock in the Museum of History and Technology, by Silvio A. Bedini
--The engineering contributions of Wendel Bollman, by Robert M. Vogel
--Screw-thread cutting by the master-screw method since 1480, by Edwin A. Battison
--The earliest electromagnetic instruments, by Robert A. Chipman
--Fulton's "steam battery" blockship and catamaran, by Howard I. Chapelle
--History of phosphorus, by Eduard Farber
--Tunnel engineering, a museum treatment, by Robert M. Vogel
--The "Pioneer": light passenger locomotive of 1851 in the Museum of History and Technology, by John H. White
--History of the Division of Medical Sciences, by Sami Hamarneh
--Development of gravity pendulums in the 19th century, by Victor F. Lenzen and Robert P. Multhauf.

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