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A History of Technology and Environment

From stone tools to ecological crisis

by Edward L. Golding

<p>This book provides an accessible overview of the ways that key areas of technology have impacted global ecosystems and natural communities. It offers a new way of thinking about the overall origins of environmental problems. Combining ...

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A History of Technoscience

Erasing the Boundaries between Science and Technology

by David F. Channell

<p>Are science and technology independent of one another? Is technology dependent upon science, and if so, how is it dependent? Is science dependent upon technology, and if so how is it dependent? Or, are science and technology becoming so ...

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Xerography, Art, and Activism in the Late Twentieth Century

by Kate Eichhorn

<p><strong>How xerography became a creative medium and political tool, arming artists and activists on the margins with an accessible means of making their messages public.</strong></p> <p>This is the story of how the xerographic copier, or ...

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Air Vagabonds

Oceans, Airmen, and a Quest for Adventure

by Anthony J. Vallone

<i>Air Vagabonds</i> is the story of the amazing, true (mis)adventures of a band of rogues piloting aircraft alone into exotic and deadly destinations.<br><br>In the late 1970s and through the 1980s the demand for light aircraft eclipsed ...

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Atari Age

The Emergence of Video Games in America

by Michael Z. Newman

<p><strong>The cultural contradictions of early video games: a medium for family fun (but mainly for middle-class boys), an improvement over pinball and television (but possibly harmful)</strong></p> <p>Beginning with the release of the ...

ISBN: 9780262338196

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Atlantic Automobilism: Emergence and Persistence of the Car, 1895-1940

by Mom, Gijs

<p> Our continued use of the combustion engine car in the 21st century, despite many rational arguments against it, makes it more and more difficult to imagine that transport has a sustainable future. Offering a sweeping transatlantic ...

ISBN: 9781782383789

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Beautiful Data

A History of Vision and Reason since 1945

by Orit Halpern

<p><em>Beautiful Data</em> is both a history of big data and interactivity, and a sophisticated meditation on ideas about vision and cognition in the second half of the twentieth century. Contending that our forms of attention, observation, and ...

ISBN: 9780822376323

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Breathing Race into the Machine

The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics

by Lundy Braun

<DIV><p><BR>In the antebellum South, plantation physicians used a new medical device—the spirometer—to show that lung volume and therefore vital capacity were supposedly less in black slaves than in white citizens. At the end of the Civil War, a

ISBN: 9781452941004

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Broad Band

The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

by Claire L. Evans

<p><strong>If you loved <em>Hidden Figures</em> or <em>The Rise of the Rocket Girls</em>, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet--written out of history, until now.</strong></p> <p>&quot;This is a ...

ISBN: 9780735211766

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Bunch of Amateurs

A Search for the American Character

by Jack Hitt

<p><strong>WHAT IS IT THAT DRIVES THE SUCCESS OF AMERICA AND THE IDENTITY OF ITS PEOPLE? ACCLAIMED WRITER AND CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TO <em>THIS AMERICAN LIFE</em> JACK HITT THINKS IT’S BECAUSE WE’RE ALL A BUNCH OF ...

ISBN: 9780307955180

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Concrete Revolution

Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

by Christopher Sneddon

<p>Water may seem innocuous, but as a universal necessity, it inevitably intersects with politics when it comes to acquisition, control, and associated technologies. While we know a great deal about the socioecological costs and benefits of ...

ISBN: 9780226284453

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Dear Jim: Our History of Itis

by John Barber

<p>The ongoing battle between free individuals and our moribund institutions for the control of information resources, information technology and information systems began with the sexual gods.</p> <p>The chief god Atum, controller of Cosmos, ...

ISBN: 9781450286091

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Debugging Game History

A Critical Lexicon

by Mikael Jakobsson, Nick Montfort, Erkki Huhtamo & others

<p>Essays discuss the terminology, etymology, and history of key terms, offering a foundation for critical historical studies of games.Even as the field of game studies has flourished, critical historical studies of games have lagged behind ...

ISBN: 9780262331951

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Digital State

The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry

by Thomas J. Misa

<DIV><P>Accounts of the early events of the computing industry—the Turing machine, the massive Colossus, the ENIAC computer—are well-told tales, and equally well known is the later emergence of Silicon Valley and the rise of the personal ...

ISBN: 9780816688364

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Doctoring Traditions

Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences

by Projit Bihari Mukharji

<p>Like many of the traditional medicines of South Asia, Ayurvedic practice transformed dramatically in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With <em>Doctoring Tradition</em>, Projit Bihari Mukharji offers a close look at that ...

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Documenting the World

Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record

by Gregg Mitman & Kelley Wilder

<p>Imagine the twentieth century without photography and film. Its history would be absent of images that define historical moments and generations: the death camps of Auschwitz, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Apollo lunar landing. It

ISBN: 9780226129259

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Dreamscapes of Modernity

Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power

by Sheila Jasanoff & Sang-Hyun Kim

<p><em>Dreamscapes of Modernity</em> offers the first book-length treatment of sociotechnical imaginaries, a concept originated by Sheila Jasanoff and developed in close collaboration with Sang-Hyun Kim to describe how visions of scientific and ...

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Electronic Media

Then, Now, and Later

by Norman J. Medoff & Barbara Kaye

<p><em>Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later</em> provides a synopsis of the beginnings of electronic media in broadcasting and the subsequent advancements into digital media. The <em>Then, Now, and Later</em> approach focuses on how past ...

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Energy

A Human History

by Richard Rhodes

<p>Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time—wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond.</p> <p>People have lived and died, businesses have ...

ISBN: 9781501105371

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Engineer of Revolutionary Russia

Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876–1952) and the Railways

by Anthony Heywood

<p>This book is the first substantial study in any language of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). Not only does it provide an outline of his remarkable life ...

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