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Noble, David F. (David Franklin) 1935-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 248 publications in 5 languages and 17,034 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by David F Noble
Gallery of best résumés : a collection of quality résumés by professional résumé writers by David F Noble( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 175 sample résumés and eighty cover letters by professional résumé writers across the country; and includes résumé-writing tips
Gallery of best cover letters : a collection of quality cover letters by professional resume writers by David F Noble( )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 3,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gallery of Best Cover Letters debunks many cover letter myths and includes expert tips for writing and designing a letter for maximum impact. A diverse collection of more than 300 new and updated cover letters and 23 corresponding resumes gives readers a wide range of exemplary models that showcase the most attractive and impressive materials written by professionals"--Publisher website (August 2007)
Gallery of best resumes for people without a four-year degree by David F Noble( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 3,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of resumes and cover letters from over seventy professional resume writers, designed for use by job seekers who do not have a four-year college degree, covering the fields of accounting and finance, communications, computer technology, environment, health care, legal support, and others
Gallery of best resumes by David F Noble( )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professional resume writers from across America and the English-speaking world submitted thousands of sample resumes -- and only the very best made it into the Gallery of Best Resumes. All are eye-catching, one-of-a-kind resumes that will help you land more job interviews. The Gallery includes examples of chronological, functional, combination, and electronic resumes, as well as CVs. A special section showcases resumes printed on actual high-quality resume papers! Book jacket."--Jacket
Forces of production : a social history of industrial automation by David F Noble( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the design and implementation of computer-based automatic machine tools, David F. Noble challenges the idea that technology has a life of its own. Technology has been both a convenient scapegoat and a universal solution, serving to disarm critics, divert attention, depoliticize debate, and dismiss discussion of the fundamental antagonisms and inequalities that continue to beset America. This provocative study of the postwar automation of the American metal-working industry--the heart of a modern industrial economy--explains how dominant institutions like the great corporations, the universities, and the military, along with the ideology of modern engineering shape, the development of technology. Noble shows how the system of "numerical control," perfected at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and put into general industrial use, was chosen over competing systems for reasons other than the technical and economic superiority typically advanced by its promoters. Numerical control took shape at an MIT laboratory rather than in a manufacturing setting, and a market for the new technology was created, not by cost-minded producers, but instead by the U.S. Air Force. Competing methods, equally promising, were rejected because they left control of production in the hands of skilled workers, rather than in those of management or programmers. Noble demonstrates that engineering design is influenced by political, economic, managerial, and sociological considerations, while the deployment of equipment--illustrated by a detailed case history of a large General Electric plant in Massachusetts--can become entangled with such matters as labor classification, shop organization, managerial responsibility, and patterns of authority. In its examination of technology as a human, social process, Forces of Production is a path-breaking contribution to the understanding of this phenomenon in American society."--Provided by publisher
America by design : science, technology, and the rise of corporate capitalism by David F Noble( Book )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford University Press paperback. Includes bibliographical references and index. pt. 1: Technology as social production. The wedding of science to the useful arts--1: The rise of science-based industry. The wedding of science to the useful arts--2: The development of technical education. The wedding of science to the useful arts--3: The emergence of the professional engineer. Preservation through change: Corporate engineers and social reform -- pt. 2: Corporate reform as conscious social production. Laying the foundation: Scientific and industrial standardization. The corporation as inventor: Patent-law reform and patent monoply. Science for industry: The organization of industrial and university research. Technology as people: The industrial process of higher education --1. Technology as people: The industrial process of higher education--2. A technology of social production: Modern management and the expansion of engineering. * dss 20081210
A world without women : the Christian clerical culture of Western science by David F Noble( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking work of history, David Noble examines the origins and implications of the masculine culture of Western science and technology. He begins by asking why women have figured so little in the development of science, and then proceeds--in a fascinating and radical analysis--to trace their absence to a deep-rooted legacy of the male-dominated Western religious community. He shows how over the last thousand years science and the practices and institutions of higher learning were dominated by Christian clerics, whose ascetic culture from the late medieval period militated against the inclusion of women in scientific enterprise. He further demonstrates how the attitudes that took hold then remained more or less intact through the Reformation, and still subtly permeate our thinking despite the secularization of learning. Noble also describes how during the first millennium and after, women at times gained amazingly broad intellectual freedom and participated both in clerical activities and in scholarly pursuits. But, as Noble shows, these episodic forays occurred only in the wake of anticlerical movements within the church and without. He suggests finally an impulse toward "defeminization" at the core of the modern scientific and technological enterprise as it works to wrest from one-half of humanity its part in production (the Industrial Revolution's male appropriation of labor) and reproduction (the millennium-old quest for the artificial womb). An important book that profoundly examines how the culture of Western science came to be a world without women
Gallery of best resumes for two-year degree graduates : a special collection of quality resumes by professional resume writers by David F Noble( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special collection of quality resumes by professional resume writers. For anyone with special education, training, or experience beyond high school
IBM's Personal Computer by Chris DeVoney( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional resumes for executives, managers, and other administrators : a new gallery of best resumes by professional resume writers by David F Noble( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional resumes for accounting, tax, finance, and law : a special gallery of quality resumes by professional resume writers by David F Noble( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using WordPerfect in your job search by David F Noble( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of technology : the divinity of man and the spirit of invention by David F Noble( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing against the widely held belief that technology and religion are at war with each other, David F. Noble's groundbreaking book reveals the religious roots and spirit of Western technology. It links the technological enthusiasms of the present day with the ancient and enduring Christian expectation of recovering humankind's lost divinity. Covering a period of a thousand years, Noble traces the evolution of the Western idea of technological development from the ninth century, when the useful arts became connected to the concept of redemption, up to the twentieth, when humans began to exercise God-like knowledge and powers. Noble describes how technological advance accelerated at the very point when it was invested with spiritual significance. By examining the imaginings of monks, explorers, magi, scientists, Freemasons, and engineers, this historical account brings to light an other-worldly inspiration behind the apparently worldly endeavors by which we habitually define Western civilization. Thus we see that Isaac Newton devoted his lifetime to the interpretation of prophecy. Joseph Priestley was the discoverer of oxygen and a founder of Unitarianism. Freemasons were early advocates of industrialization and the fathers of the engineering profession. Wernher von Braun saw spaceflight as a millenarian new beginning for humankind. The narrative moves into our own time through the technological enterprises of the last half of the twentieth century: nuclear weapons, manned space exploration, Artificial Intelligence, and genetic engineering. Here the book suggests that the convergence of technology and religion has outlived its usefulness, that though it once contributed to human well-being, it has now become a threat to our survival. Viewed at the dawn of the new millennium, the technological means upon which we have come to rely for the preservation and enlargement of our lives betray an increasing impatience with life and a disdainful disregard for mortal needs. David F. Noble thus contends that we must collectively strive to disabuse ourselves of the inherited religion of technology and begin rigorously to re-examine our enchantment with unregulated technological advance
Improve your writing with word processing by David F Noble( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallery of best résumés( )

in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallery of best resumes for people without a four-year degree by David F Noble( )

in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A showcase collection of nearly 200 outstanding sample resumes and 12 cover letters representing the very best creations of professional resume writers
Gallery of best cover letters by David F Noble( )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master The Chessmaster by David F Noble( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional resumes for tax and accounting occupations : a special gallery of quality resumes by professional resume writers by David F Noble( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallery of best résumés for people without a four-year degree : for People Without a Four-Year Degree by David F Noble( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A showcase collection of nearly 200 outstanding sample resumes and 12 cover letters representing the very best creations of professional resume writers
 
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Alternative Names
Noble, D.

Noble, David F.

Noble, David Franklin

Languages
English (233)

Italian (4)

Polish (2)

French (1)

Spanish (1)