Profusely illustrated survey relates technology to historical epochs from earliest times to the onset of the Industrial Revolution, ca. 1750 a.d. and from the mid-18th century to the beginning of the 20th. Food production, metalworking, building construction, early sources of power, development of steam engine, mining, internal combustion machines, electricity and more. Over 350 illustrations. Bibliography. Indexes. 354 black-and-white illustrations.