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Author Alexander, Jennifer Karns, 1963-

Title The mantra of efficiency : from waterwheel to social control / Jennifer Karns Alexander.

Imprint Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  338.06409 Al27m 2008    ---  Available
Description xvii, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-199) and index.
Contents Introduction: The varieties of efficiency -- Static and dynamic efficiency: the waterwheels of Smeaton and the Franklin Institute -- The effects of control: Gerard-Joseph Christian and perfected machines -- Economy of nature: Darwin, Marshall, and the costs of efficiency -- Balance and transformation: technical and popular efficiency in the Progressive Era United States -- An island of mechanical predictability: efficient worker seating in late Weimar Germany -- Pride in efficiency: the dispute over Time on the cross -- Global efficiency: an enduring industrial value in a postindustrial world -- Conclusion: The future of efficiency -- Notes -- Bibliographic essay -- Index.
Subject Technological innovations -- History.
Industrial efficiency.
Science and industry.
ISBN 0801886937 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780801886935 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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