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Table Of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Varieties of Efficiency
1. Static and Dynamic Efficiency: The Waterwheels of Smeaton and the Franklin Institute
2. The Effects of Control: Gérard-Joseph Christian and Perfected Machines
3. Economy of Nature: Darwin, Marshall, and the Costs of Efficiency
4. Balance and Transformation: Technical and Popular Efficiency in the Progressive Era United States
5. An Island of Mechanical Predictability: Efficient Worker Seating in Late Weimar Germany
6. Pride in Efficiency: The Dispute over Time on the Cross
7. Global Efficiency: An Enduring Industrial Value in a Postindustrial World
Conclusion: The Future of Efficiency
Notes
Bibliographic Essay
Index