Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology
by Virginia P. Dawson
Publisher: NASA History Office 1991
Number of pages: 276
This book is a contribution to the current effort among historians of technology to understand technological innovation as a social activity or process. The author was interested in the strategies developed by the engineering community at Lewis in response to the new theoretical demands of the gas turbine engine and how the laboratory acquired new, engineering knowledge.
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