Awarded the Dexter Prize by the Society for the History of Technology, this book offers a comparative history of the evolution of modern electric power systems. It described large-scale technological change and demonstrates that technology cannot be understood unless placed in a cultural context.From about 1890 until World War 1, reverse salients arose in the universal urban system and in point-to-point high-voltage transmission, ... Louis Duncan, who taught at both The Johns Hopkins University and M.I.T., published an article in the Transactions in 1887 on the ... At this early date, Duncan stressed the technical and economic significance of the load diagram. ... 12 (1895): 350-57; D. C.Jackson, aquot;The Commutated Currem Wave of a Composite Wound Alternator, aquot; ibid.
|Title||:||Networks of Power|
|Author||:||Thomas Parke Hughes|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 1993-03-01|