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Man And Power
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Cover of Man And Power
Author L. Sprague de Camp
Illustrator Russ Kinne, Roman Vishniac, Alton S. Tobey and others
Country United States
Language English
Subject Engineering
Publisher Golden Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 189 pp

Man and Power: the Story of Power from the Pyramids to the Atomic Age is a science book for children by L. Sprague de Camp, illustrated with documents and photographs, and with paintings by Alton S. Tobey, first published in hardcover by Golden Press in 1961.


As stated on the cover, the work is a survey of "the story of power from the pyramids to the atomic age." It traces the "progression of man's discovery and utilization of power ... in chapters dealing consecutively with the different sources of power--animal, wind, water, steam, internal combustion, chemical, electrical, and nuclear power, and possible future sources."

Partial Contents

  • Manpower
  • Animal Power
  • Wind Power
  • Water Power
  • Steam Power
  • Internal-combustion Power
  • Chemical Power
  • Electric Power
  • Nuclear Power
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