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Morison, Elting Elmore

Overview
Works: 87 works in 255 publications in 2 languages and 7,445 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Naval history  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: E748.S883, B
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Most widely held works about Elting Elmore Morison
  • Records by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( )
  • Records by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( )
 
Most widely held works by Elting Elmore Morison
Turmoil and tradition : a study of the life and times of Henry L. Stimson by Elting Elmore Morison( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Henry L. Stimson, the American statesman who served as Secretary of War during World War II, Governor-General of the Philippines, and Secretary of State. He managed the conscription and training of 12 million soldiers and airmen, the purchase and transportation to battlefields of 30 percent of the nation's industrial output, the building of the atomic bomb and the decision to use it
Men, machines, and modern times by Elting Elmore Morison( Book )

40 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People have had trouble adapting to new technology ever since (perhaps) the inventor of the wheel had to explain that a wheelbarrow could carry more than a person. This little book by a celebrated MIT professor -- the fiftieth anniversary edition of a classic -- describes how we learn to live and work with innovation. Elting Morison considers, among other things, the three stages of users' resistance to change: ignoring it; rational rebuttal; and name-calling. He recounts the illustrative anecdote of the World War II artillerymen who stood still to hold the horses despite the fact that the guns were now hitched to trucks -- reassuring those of us who have trouble with a new interface or a software upgrade that we are not the first to encounter such problems. Morison offers an entertaining series of historical accounts to highlight his major theme: the nature of technological change and society's reaction to that change. He begins with resistance to innovation in the U.S. Navy following an officer's discovery of a more accurate way to fire a gun at sea; continues with thoughts about bureaucracy, paperwork, and card files; touches on rumble seats, the ghost in Hamlet, and computers; tells the strange history of a new model steamship in the 1860s; and describes the development of the Bessemer steel process. Each instance teaches a lesson about the more profound and current problem of how to organize and manage systems of ideas, energies, and machinery so that it will conform to the human dimension." --Publisher's description
From know-how to nowhere; the development of American technology by Elting Elmore Morison( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the work of engineers John Jervis, John Fritz and an essay on what technology should do in the future
New Hampshire : a Bicentennial history by Elizabeth Forbes Morison( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of New Hampshire as colony and state, surveying its attractions and fluctuating fortunes, its traditions of self-reliance and independence, and the lives and character of its hardy people
Letters by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 3-4: Hope W. Wigglesworth, assistant editor; Sylvia Rice, Copy editor. Vols. 5-8: Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., assistant editor; Sylvia Rice, copy editor
Admiral Sims and the modern American navy by Elting Elmore Morison( Book )

15 editions published between 1942 and 1968 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American style, essays in value and performance; a report on the Dedham conference of May 23-27, 1957 by Elting Elmore Morison( Book )

9 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war of ideas: the United States Navy 1870-1890 by Elting Elmore Morison( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turmoil and tradition by Elting Elmore Morison( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Theodore Roosevelt by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 3-4: Hope W. Wigglesworth, assistant editor; Sylvia Rice, Copy editor. Vols. 5-8: Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., assistant editor; Sylvia Rice, copy editor
L'uomo e la macchina : i problemi del cambiamento tecnologico by Elting Elmore Morison( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Theodore Roosevelt / the years of preparation, 1868-1898 by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

6 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of American science & technology by Elting Elmore Morison( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Elting Morison of MIT discusses the history of science and technology in America, noting the pragmatic nature of scientific investigation in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and citing the Erie Canal and the automobile as examples of this utilitarian bent
The letters of Theodore Roosevelt / the years of preparation, 1898-1900 by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Theodore Roosevelt by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case study of innovation by Elting Elmore Morison( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Theodore Roosevelt / the big stick, 1905-1907 by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

5 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Theodore Roosevelt / the square deal, 1901-1903 by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Theodore Roosevelt by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Theodore Roosevelt / the big stick, 1907-1909 by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Men, machines, and modern times
Alternative Names
Elting E. Morison American historian

Elting E. Morison Amerikaans historicus (1909-1995)

Morison, Elting E.

Morison, Elting E. 1909-1995

Morison, Elting Elmore 1909-1995

Languages
English (159)

Italian (1)

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