Creating the twentieth century

Creating the twentieth century

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The two pre-World War I generations encompassed the greatest innovative period in history. Technical inventions of 1867-1914 a their rapid improvement a commercialisation created new prime movers, materials, infrastructures a information means that provided the lasting foundations of the modern world.In 1902 Bosch produced the total of about 300 spark plugs; a century later the worldwide annual production topped 350 million. ... a 90-kW race engine with overhead intake and exhaust valves and with dual ignition (DaimlerChrysler 2003). ... Civic, Toyota Corolla) rate typically between 79 and 90 kW, and larger family sedans (Honda Accord, Toyota Camry) have ... a demanding and, not infrequently, a fairly dangerous task: a premature engine firing due to an advanced spark settinganbsp;...

Title:Creating the twentieth century
Author:Vaclav Smil
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2005


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