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Essays on the History of Mechanical Engineering

  • Francesco Sorge
  • Giuseppe Genchi

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Eminent Scientists of the Past

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Agamenon R. E. Oliveira
      Pages 3-13
    3. Roberto Bragastini
      Pages 35-45
    4. Marco Ceccarelli, Francesco Sorge, Giuseppe Genchi
      Pages 47-63
    5. Olga Egorova, Gennady Timofeev
      Pages 65-77
  3. History of Industrial Installations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Mario Centofanti, Stefano Brusaporci, Vittorio Lucchese
      Pages 81-97
    3. Vincenzo Ferrara
      Pages 111-130
    4. Horia Salcă, Dan Săvescu
      Pages 131-157
  4. History of Machinery and Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Daniel Fernández Caballero, Víctor Rodríguez de la Cruz, Julián Martín Jarillo, Manuel Esperón Miguez
      Pages 227-240
    3. Pier Gabriele Molari
      Pages 241-251
  5. Human Inventiveness for Mechanical and Scientific Devices

About this book


This book treats several subjects from the History of Mechanism and Machine Science, and also contains an illustrative presentation of the Museum of Engines and Mechanisms of the University of Palermo, Italy, which houses a collection of various pieces of machinery from the last 150 years.

The various sections deal with some eminent scientists of the past, with the history of industrial installations, machinery and transport, with the human inventiveness for mechanical and scientific devices, and with robots and human-driven automata. All chapters have been written by experts in their fields.

The volume shows a wide-ranging panorama on the historical progress of scientific and technical knowledge in the past centuries. It will stimulate new research and ideas for those involved in the history of Science and Technology.


Engineering Mechanics History of Machine and Mechanisms History of Mechanics Industrial Installations Machinery and Transport Robots and Human-Driven Automata

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Sorge
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Genchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemical, Management, Informatics and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Chemical, Management, Informatics and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly

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