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The Resource Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology, Adrienne Mayor

Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology, Adrienne Mayor

Label
Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology
Title
Gods and robots
Title remainder
myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology
Statement of responsibility
Adrienne Mayor
Title variation
  • Gods & robots
  • Myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements, sharing insights into how the mythologies of the past related to and shaped ancient machine innovations
Cataloging source
HQD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayor, Adrienne
Dewey number
  • 930
  • 609/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL313
LC item number
.M972 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Technology and civilization
  • Science, Ancient
  • Robotics
  • Robots
  • Science and civilization
  • Inventions
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Technology
  • Technology
Target audience
adult
Label
Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology, Adrienne Mayor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 45
  • 4
  • Beyond Nature: Enhanced Powers Borrowed from Gods and Animals
  • p. 61
  • 5
  • Daedalus and the Living Statues
  • p. 85
  • 6
  • Pygmalion's Living Doll and Prometheus's First Humans
  • p. 105
  • 1
  • 7
  • Hephaestus: Divine Devices and Automata
  • p. 129
  • 8
  • Pandora: Beautiful, Artificial, Evil
  • p. 156
  • 9
  • Between Myth and History: Real Automata and Lifelike Artifices in the Ancient World
  • p. 179
  • Robot and the Witch: Talos and Medea
  • p. 7
  • 2
  • Medea's Cauldron of Rejuvenation
  • p. 33
  • 3
  • Quest for Immortality and Eternal Youth
Control code
on1060968156
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691183510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
609 M454 ; XX-N ; [A18BP076, #23, 4@24.95, ES/ ] ; cnc 1/19.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1060968156
  • (OCoLC)1060968156
Label
Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology, Adrienne Mayor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 45
  • 4
  • Beyond Nature: Enhanced Powers Borrowed from Gods and Animals
  • p. 61
  • 5
  • Daedalus and the Living Statues
  • p. 85
  • 6
  • Pygmalion's Living Doll and Prometheus's First Humans
  • p. 105
  • 1
  • 7
  • Hephaestus: Divine Devices and Automata
  • p. 129
  • 8
  • Pandora: Beautiful, Artificial, Evil
  • p. 156
  • 9
  • Between Myth and History: Real Automata and Lifelike Artifices in the Ancient World
  • p. 179
  • Robot and the Witch: Talos and Medea
  • p. 7
  • 2
  • Medea's Cauldron of Rejuvenation
  • p. 33
  • 3
  • Quest for Immortality and Eternal Youth
Control code
on1060968156
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691183510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
609 M454 ; XX-N ; [A18BP076, #23, 4@24.95, ES/ ] ; cnc 1/19.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1060968156
  • (OCoLC)1060968156

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