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  Volume 49, Number 4, October 2008

Table of Contents

Articles

Scholars and Miners: Dowsing and the Freiberg Mining Academy

pp. 833-859
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Purity and Theory: Theoretical Tools at Ponts et Chaussées, circa 1800

pp. 860-883
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Charles Grafton Page’s Experiment with a Spiral Conductor

pp. 884-907
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Collapse and Expand: Architecture and Tuberculosis Therapy in Montreal, 1909, 1933, 1954

pp. 908-942
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The Atomic Hero: Robert Oppenheimer and the Making of Scientific Icons in the Early Cold War

pp. 943-966
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On the Cover

An Image mise en abyme

pp. 967-973
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Essays

Toward a Transnational History of Technology: Meanings, Promises, Pitfalls

pp. 974-994
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A Car for the Great Asian Multitude

pp. 995-1001
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On Climate, Cars, and Literary Theory

pp. 1002-1009
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Exhibit Review

The London Transport Museum

pp. 1010-1017
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Classics Revisited

From Progressivism to Engineering Studies: Edwin T. Layton’s The Revolt of the Engineers

pp. 1018-1024
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Book Reviews

New Perspectives on Ancient Technology and Engineering in Greece and Rome

pp. 1025-1030
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The Digital Remains

pp. 1031-1035
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RoboCop Dissected: Man-Machine and Mind-Body in the Enlightenment

pp. 1036-1044
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Articles

The Mindful Hand: Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialisation (review)

pp. 1045-1046
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Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein (review)

pp. 1047-1048
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Craft Guilds in the Early Modern Low Countries: Work, Power, and Representation (review)

pp. 1049-1050
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Perceptions of Retailing in Early Modern England (review)

pp. 1050-1051
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The Morals of Measurement: Accuracy, Irony, and Trust in Late Victorian Electrical Practice (review)

pp. 1052-1053
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Telegraphic Realism: Victorian Fiction and Other Information Systems (review)

pp. 1054-1055
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Cleansing the City: Sanitary Geographies in Victorian London (review)

pp. 1055-1056
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Metropolis on the Styx: The Underworlds of Modern Urban Culture, 1800–2001 (review)

pp. 1057-1058
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Playing the Odds: Las Vegas and the Modern West (review)

pp. 1059-1060
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Energy Metropolis: An Environmental History of Houston and the Gulf Coast (review)

pp. 1060-1062
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Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (review)

pp. 1062-1063
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The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, vol. 6: Electrifying New York and Abroad, April 1881–March 1883 (review)

pp. 1064-1065
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Conquering Gotham: A Gilded Age Epic: The Construction of Penn Station and Its Tunnels (review)

pp. 1065-1067
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Nearest Thing to Heaven: The Empire State Building and American Dreams (review)

pp. 1067-1069
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The Global Environment and World Politics (review)

pp. 1069-1070
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Communication and Empire: Media, Markets, and Globalization, 1860–1930 (review)

pp. 1071-1072
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Networking Europe: Transnational Infrastructures and the Shaping of Europe, 1850–2000 (review)

pp. 1073-1074
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From Pigeons to News Portals: Foreign Reporting and the Challenge of New Technology (review)

pp. 1074-1076
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A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America (review)

pp. 1076-1077
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Popular Ideologies: Mass Culture at Mid-Century (review)

pp. 1077-1079
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Radio’s America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture (review)

pp. 1079-1080
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Crossing the Ether: British Public Service Radio and Commercial Competition, 1922–1945 (review)

pp. 1081-1082
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Body Shots: Early Cinema’s Incarnations (review)

pp. 1082-1084
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Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838–1952 (review)

pp. 1084-1085
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“Politique de la grandeur” versus “Made in Germany”: Politische Kulturgeschichte der Technik am Beispiel der PAL-SECAM-Kontroverse (review)

pp. 1085-1087
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Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime (review)

pp. 1087-1089
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Technological Empowerment: The Internet, State, and Society in China (review)

pp. 1089-1090
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In Gold We Trust: Social Capital and Economic Change in the Italian Jewelry Towns (review)

pp. 1091-1092
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Industry and Modernism: Companies, Architecture, and Identity in the Nordic and Baltic Countries during the High-Industrial Period (review)

pp. 1092-1094
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Female Labour Power: Women Workers’ Influence on Business Practices in the British and American Cotton Industries, 1780–1860 (review)

pp. 1094-1095
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Labor and Laborers of the Loom: Mechanization and Handloom Weavers, 1780–1840 (review)

pp. 1095-1097
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Testing American Sea Power: U.S. Navy Strategic Exercises, 1923–1940 (review)

pp. 1097-1099
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The Development of Propulsion Technology for U.S. Space-Launch Vehicles, 1926–1991 (review)

pp. 1099-1100
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Dictatorship of the Air: Aviation Culture and the Fate of Modern Russia (review)

pp. 1101-1102
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The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: U.S. Energy Security and Oil Politics, 1975–2005 (review)

pp. 1103-1104
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Materials in Eighteenth-Century Science: A Historical Ontology (review)

pp. 1104-1105
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Volume 49 (2998)

Volume 49 (2008)

pp. 1106-1137
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