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

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 ...

ISBN: 9780226381824

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781317448624

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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 ...

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781317143314

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Entanglements

Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound

by Simone Tosoni & Trevor Pinch

<p><strong>Conversations with a founder of the influential Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) approach in science and technology studies offer an introduction to the field.</strong></p> <p>Science and technology studies (STS) is a ...

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