Chapters on water power; coal, gas and petroleum; steam; gas, petrol and oil engines; generation and transmission of electricity; electric lighting and heating; factory systems; foundry and forge; the electric furnace; refrigeration; soil and crops; railways; electric traction; motor cars; modern ships; flight; wireless telegraphy, including details of how radio works, and Marconi's work on radio; ships of war; photography, including the principles, developments in colour photography, the photography of motion, early cinema technology, slow-motion photography and scientific applications of photography as far as they were understood in 1914. Fully illustrated with photographs, mainly monochrome.

Item number 11172
Category Book
Type Science
Dimensions length 217mm; breadth 147mm; thickness 48mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Edward Cressy (author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection