By Francis C. Moon
This ebook integrates background of technological know-how and expertise with glossy social community thought. utilizing examples from the historical past of machines, in addition to case reviews from instant, radio and chaos concept, the writer demanding situations the genius version of invention. community research recommendations are awarded to illustrate the societal nature of invention in components reminiscent of steam strength, inner combustion engines, early aviation, air-con and extra. utilizing sleek measures of community idea, the writer demonstrates that the social networks of invention from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have comparable features to trendy twenty first C networks reminiscent of the realm broad internet. The e-book offers facts that exponential development in technical innovation is associated with the expansion of ancient innovation networks.