By Harry Henderson
This accomplished A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the various staff of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the machine technology box. The state-of-the-art, modern entries and knowledge at the machine supply a glimpse into not just their force but in addition their demanding situations in making a new form of enterprise and a brand new form of tradition.
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