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The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology
This pioneering book, first published in 1987, launched the new field of social studies of technology. It introduced a method of inquiry--social construction of technology, or SCOT--that became a keyExpand
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American Genesis: A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm 1870-1970
American Genesis is the book that helped earn Thomas Hughes his reputation as one of the foremost historians of technology of our age. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990, the book tells theExpand
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American and British Technology in the Nineteenth Century: The Search for Labour-Saving Inventions
1. Introduction 2. Labour-saving methods in American industry: the problem 3. The economic effects of labour-scarcity 4. Labour-supplies and technology in the U.S.A. 5. Labour-supplies and technologyExpand
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Networks of power : electrification in Western society, 1880-1930
Awarded the Dexter Prize by the Society for the History of Technology, this book offers a comparative history of the evolution of modern electric power systems. It described large-scale technologicalExpand
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Rescuing Prometheus: Four Monumental Projects That Changed the Modern World
Hughes focuses on a large scale dynamism interdependence human element and well. The management has been developed components the 161 project systems extensive surveys and fortune. And 360 days andExpand
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Climate engineering reconsidered
Stratospheric injection of sulphate aerosols has been advocated as an emergency geoengineering measure to tackle dangerous climate change, or as a stop-gap until atmospheric carbon dioxide levels areExpand
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Army, Industry, and Labor in Germany, 1914-1918
Introduction: the sociopolitical background "burgfrieden" and law of siege. Part 1 The old regime and the dilemmas of total war: the production, manpower, and social policies of the Prussian WarExpand
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Through a Glass, Darkly: Anticipating the Future of Technology-Enabled Education
By Thomas P. Hughes Through a Glass, A n everincreasing numb er of academic administrators, as well as businesspeople, a s s o c iate te ch n o l o g y enabled education with the informationExpand
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Lewis Mumford: A Life
Malcolm Cowley called Lewis Mumford "the last of the great humanists," and indeed, in more than six decades of writing, Mumford made contributions to history, philosophy, literature, art,Expand
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