The author compares five primitive life forms from the Burgess Shale of over 500, 000, 000 years ago to five new technologies invented or developed in the first decade of the twentieth century in terms of their development and importance both in the past and for the future. He speculates on some possible alternative courses of history if different events had occurred during the first decade and what effect those alternative courses might have had on our lives today.While Model Ts were being built all over the world and in large numbers, other manufacturers were making inroads into the market he had created. The Model T became ... Finally, in the mid-twenties, Henry Ford finally saw the handwriting on the wall and agreed to produce a new car. The Model A was the ... The spark plug wiring was via bare copper strips which were prone to arcing tothe engine block.
|Title||:||The First Decade of the Twentieth Century|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2004-01-01|