Discusses the application of science to technology in this period of history which led to dramatic changes in transportation, communication, work, home, health, and medicine.A young New Yorker, George Westinghouse, developed an alternative to this slow, ineffective, and dangerous system. ... Congress passed the U.S. Railroad Safety Appliance Act. Westinghousea#39;s air brakes became standard equipment on trains all over the world. ... Janneya#39;s invention not only reduced the time for connecting the cars, it also reduced the injuries related to manual coupling, a dangerousanbsp;...
|Title||:||Science and Technology in Nineteenth-century America|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2005-01-01|