The Wheel: Inventions and Reinventions by Richard W. Bulliet

By Richard W. Bulliet

During this e-book, Richard W. Bulliet makes a speciality of 3 significant levels within the evolution of the wheel and their courting to the wishes and targets of human society. He starts off in 4000 B.C.E. with the 1st wheels affixed to axles. He then follows with the innovation of wheels turning independently on their axles and concludes 5 thousand years later with the caster, a unmarried rotating and pivoting wheel. Bulliet’s finest discovering is uncomplicated wish to flow issues from position to put didn't force the wheel’s improvement. If that have been the case, the wheel might have been invented at any time nearly anyplace on this planet. via dividing the background of this expertise into 3 conceptual levels and concentrating on the categorical males, ladies, and societies that introduced it approximately, Bulliet expands the social, fiscal, and political value of a device we basically in part comprehend. He underscores the position of gender, wrestle, and pageant within the layout and manufacture of wheels, including vibrant imagery to demonstrate each one level in their improvement.

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Frank Hanly, February 8, 1908, “Temporary File: Governor Marshall Papers in Regards to Sterilization,” Indiana State Archives, Indianapolis. ╇Gugliotta, “‘Dr. Sharp with His Little Knife,’” 396–400. ╇Sharp to Marshall, May 13, 1909, Temporary File: Governor Marshall Papers in Regards to Sterilization, Indiana State Archives. ╇ William O’Keefee to Marshall, January 12, 1909, Temporary File: Governor Marshall Papers in Regards to Sterilization, Indiana State Archives; Jason S. Lantzer and Alexandra M.

Dugdale and the Jukes Family: A Historical Injustice Corrected,” Bioscience 30 (1980): 535–39. See also Henry M. Boies, Prisoners and Paupers (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1893). Boies accepted the view that criminals and the poor represented instances of hereditary degeneracy. ╇ David Wolfers and Helen Wolfers, Vasectomy and Vasectomania (St. Albans, UK: Mayflower Books, 1974). This polemical book gives a good overview of the procedure’s development in Europe and then in the United States.

For his pacifist eugenics, see Jordan and Harvey Ernest Jordan, War’s Aftermath: A Preliminary Study of the Eugenics of War (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1914). ╇ Sharp’s reports to the governor (1896–1912) are included in the biannual Communication of the State Prison Reformatory at Jeffersonville; copies may be found in the Herman B Wells Library. ╇ S. A. J. Ochsner, “Surgical Treatment of Habitual Criminals,” Journal of the American Medical Association 32 (1899): 867–68. ╇ Harry C. Sharp, “Vasectomy as a Means of Preventing Procreation in Defectives,” Journal of the American Medical Association 53 (1909): 1897–1902.

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