Volume 53, Number 2, April 2012

Table of Contents

Da Vinci Medal Address

Welcoming in a Lovely World

pp. 259-271
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Articles

The End of Manhattan: How the Gas Centrifuge Changed the Quest for Nuclear Weapons

pp. 272-305
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Unearthing Benny the Bulldozer: The Culture of Clearance in Postwar Children’s Books

pp. 306-336
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Art to Cheat the Common-Weale: Inventors, Projectors, and Patentees in English Satire, ca.1630–70

pp. 337-365
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Leo Baekeland’s Transatlantic Struggle for Bakelite: Patenting Inside and Outside of America

pp. 366-400
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“Improving” the Decoration of Furniture: Imitation and Mechanization in the Marquetry Process in Britain and America, 1850–1900

pp. 401-434
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Memorial

Karen Johnson Freeze, 22 October 1945–19 March 2009: A Tribute

pp. 435-441
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Czechoslovak Theater Technology under Communism: Ambassador to the West

pp. 442-460
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Essay Reviews

Techno-Science and the State in the Japanese Empire: Yang Daqing, Technology of Empire Janis Mimura, Planning for Empire

pp. 461-464
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Socialist Housing in the Eastern Bloc: Lynne Attwood, Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia Kimberly Elman Zarecor, Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity

pp. 465-469
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Book Reviews

The Illusory Boundary: Environment and Technology in History (review)

pp. 470-471
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Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth (review)

pp. 472-473
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Hybrid: The History and Science of Plant Breeding (review)

pp. 474-475
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Changes in the Technological Landscape. Essays in the History of Science and Technology (review)

pp. 475-477
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Industrial Work and Life: An Anthropological Reader. Vol. 78: London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology (review)

pp. 477-479
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Rome’s World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered (review)

pp. 479-480
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Working with Limestone: The Science, Technology and Art of Medieval Limestone Monuments (review)

pp. 481-482
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The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China (review)

pp. 483-484
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The King’s Best Highway: The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route that Made America (review)

pp. 484-486
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The Sublime Invention: Ballooning in Europe, 1783–1820 (review)

pp. 487-488
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Telegraphic Imperialism: Crisis and Panic in the Indian Empire, c. 1830 (review)

pp. 488-490
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Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829–1929 (review)

pp. 490-491
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Einstein’s Generation: The Origins of the Relativity Revolution (review)

pp. 492-493
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Globalizing Polar Science: Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years (review)

pp. 493-495
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Jules-Louis Breton 1878–1940: Un savant parlementaire (review)

pp. 495-496
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The Age of Airpower (review)

pp. 497-498
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Flying Across America: The Airline Passenger Experience (review)

pp. 498-500
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Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest (review)

pp. 500-502
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Enduring Pastoral: Recycling the Middle Landscape Ideal in the Tennessee Valley (review)

pp. 502-503
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Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania (review)

pp. 504-505
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Peddling Bicycles to America: The Rise of an Industry (review)

pp. 505-507
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One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility (review)

pp. 507-508
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Judging Edward Teller: A Closer Look at One of the Most Influential Scientists of the Twentieth Century (review)

pp. 509-510
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Lenin’s Laureate: Zhores Alferov’s Life in Communist Science (review)

pp. 511-512
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Toys and Tools in Pink: Cultural Narratives of Gender, Science and Technology (review)

pp. 513-514
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America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation (review)

pp. 515-516
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Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (review)

pp. 516-517
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Inventing the PC: The MCM/70 Story (review)

pp. 518-519
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The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet (review)

pp. 520-521
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Digital Cultures (review)

pp. 521-523
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Korea’s Online Gaming Empire (review)

pp. 523-524
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Communications

To The Editor

pp. 525-529
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Response to McDermott:

pp. 530-531
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