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EMERSON, Harrington.

The Twelve Principles of Efficiency.

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Published: New York The Engineering Magazine, 1912

Stock Code: 120873

£300
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Notes

First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to the refrigeration scientist Mary Engle Pennington: "To Miss M. E. Pennington. 'I learned about - refrigeration - from her.' With the sincere regards of the author, Harrington Emerson, August 28th 1916". Emerson (1853-1931), an influential American business theorist, made significant contributions to the field of scientific management; this, his second work, defines twelve principles of efficiency by which "any industry, any establishment, any operation may be tested" (Introduction), and then demonstrates how each may be practically applied.
Her pioneering research into domestic refrigeration established Mary Engle Pennington (1872-1952) as a leading expert in food science, and lead to her appointment as head of the Department of Agriculture's food research laboratory, where she perfected refrigeration methods for railway boxcars. In 1947 she was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered and double-ruled in gilt.

Illustrations

Diagrams to the text.

Condition

Ownership inscription to front free endpaper, occasional pencil marks to margins. Spine rolled, ends bumped, otherwise a very good copy.

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