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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
DLC
Dewey number
621.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ181.5
LC item number
.B85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in international and global history
Label
The wheel : inventions & reinventions, Richard W. Bulliet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780231173384
Lccn
2015020787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025629954
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn918986501
Label
The wheel : inventions & reinventions, Richard W. Bulliet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780231173384
Lccn
2015020787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025629954
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn918986501

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