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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
Myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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1946-
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Mayor, Adrienne
Dewey number
609.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technological innovations
  • Robotics
  • Robots
  • Science, Ancient
  • Science and civilization
  • Inventions
  • Technology and civilization
  • Industrial archaeology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Technology
  • Rome
  • Greece
Target audience
adult
Label
Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology, Adrienne Mayor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Pandora: beautiful, artificial, evil
  • Between myth and history: real automata and lifelike artifices in the ancient world
  • Epilogue. Awe, dread, hope: deep learning and ancient stories
  • Introduction: made, not born
  • The robot and the witch: Talos and Medea
  • Medea's cauldron of rejuvenation
  • The quest for immortality and eternal youth
  • Beyond nature: enhanced powers borrowed from gods and animals
  • Daedalus and the living statues
  • Pygmalion's living doll and Prometheus's first humans
  • Hephaestus: divine devices and automata
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 275 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780691183510
Lccn
2018938106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1928854
  • 890143
Label
Gods and robots : myths, machines, and ancient dreams of technology, Adrienne Mayor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Pandora: beautiful, artificial, evil
  • Between myth and history: real automata and lifelike artifices in the ancient world
  • Epilogue. Awe, dread, hope: deep learning and ancient stories
  • Introduction: made, not born
  • The robot and the witch: Talos and Medea
  • Medea's cauldron of rejuvenation
  • The quest for immortality and eternal youth
  • Beyond nature: enhanced powers borrowed from gods and animals
  • Daedalus and the living statues
  • Pygmalion's living doll and Prometheus's first humans
  • Hephaestus: divine devices and automata
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 275 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780691183510
Lccn
2018938106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1928854
  • 890143

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