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Description - The Handy Technology Answer Book by Naomi E. Balaban

Technology pervades our daily lives and modern society, and not just when it comes to computers and smart phones. Before there was the computer, there was the abacus. Before the smart phone, there was the telegraph and ball point pen. Electricity, penicillin and the compass have all led to revolutionary changes in how we live. The Handy Technology Answer Book explains how technology has revolutionised the way people live, work and play. It covers a broad range fields, including medicine, mining, buildings and transportation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781578595631
ISBN-10: 1578595630
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 180mm x mm)
Pages: 452
Imprint: Visible Ink Press
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Naomi E. Balaban

Naomi E. Balaban, a reference librarian for more than twenty-five years at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, has extensive experience in the areas of science and consumer health. She edited, with James Bobick, "The Handy Science Answer Book, The Handy Anatomy Answer Book," and "The Handy Biology Answer Book." She has a background in linguistics and a master s degree in library science. James Bobick recently retired after sixteen years as Head of the Science and Technology Department at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. During the same time, he taught the science resources course in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He recently co-authored, with G. Lynn Berard of Carnegie Mellon University, "Science and Technology Resources: A Guide for Information Professionals and Researchers." He has master s degrees in both biology and library science. They both live in Pittsburgh, PA."