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  Volume 55, Number 1, January 2014

Table of Contents


Tomorrow’s House: Solar Housing in 1940s America

pp. 1-39

When Technology Became Language: The Origins of the Linguistic Conception of Computer Programming, 1950–1960

pp. 40-75

Witnessing Power: John Elder and the Making of the Marine Compound Engine, 1850–1858

pp. 76-106

Toxic Legacy: The Environmental Impact of the Manufactured Gas Industry in the United States

pp. 107-147

Spellbinding and Crooning: Sound Amplification, Radio, and Political Rhetoric in International Comparative Perspective, 1900–1945

pp. 148-185

Organizational Notes


pp. 186-197

The Portland Meeting, 10–13 October 2013

pp. 198-210

Conference Reports

Fortieth Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology: ICOHTEC at the ICHSTM, Manchester, UK, 21–28 July 2013

pp. 211-219

“Accidents and Emergencies: Welfare and Safety in Europe and North America, c.1750–2000”: 9–11 September 2013, Oxford, UK

pp. 220-222


Mark R. Finlay, 15 September 1960–6 October 2013

pp. 223-226

Exhibit Review

The Great American Hall of Wonders, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., 15 July 2011–8 January 2012

pp. 227-236

Essay Reviews

Panoramic Visions: Denise Blake Oleksijczuk, The First Panoramas; Erkki Huhtamo, Illusions in Motion

pp. 237-240

Producers, Users, and the Actors Between: Chikako Takeshita, The Global Biopolitics of the IUD; Heather Munro Prescott, The Morning After

pp. 241-244

Cybernetic Futures: Stanislaw Lem, Summa Technologiae

pp. 245-248

Book Reviews

To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure by Henry Petroski (review)

pp. 249-251

Standards: Recipes for Reality by Lawrence Busch (review)

pp. 251-253

Ships on Maps: Pictures of Power in Renaissance Europe by Richard Unger (review)

pp. 253-254

Artisan/Practitioners and the Rise of the New Sciences, 1400–1600 by Pamela O. Long (review)

pp. 254-256

The Psychophysical Ear: Musical Experiments, Experimental Sounds, 1840–1910 by Alexandra Hui (review)

pp. 256-258

The Pennsylvania Railroad. Volume 1: Building an Empire, 1846–1917 by Albert J. Churella (review)

pp. 258-259

Creating Consumers: Home Economics in Twentieth-Century America by Carolyn M. Goldstein (review)

pp. 259-261

The Color Revolution by Regina Blaszczyk (review)

pp. 261-263

A Handbook of California Design, 1930–1965: Craftspeople, Designers, Manufacturers by Bobbye Tigerman (review)

pp. 263-265

Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage ed. by Karin Bijsterveld (review)

pp. 265-267

The View from Above: The Science of Social Space by Jeanne Haffner (review)

pp. 267-268

Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters by Kate Brown (review)

pp. 269-270

Mr. Science and Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution: Science and Technology in Modern China ed. by Chunjuan Nancy Wei and Darryl E. Brock (review)

pp. 270-273

Das Motorrad: Ein deutscher Sonderweg in die automobile Gesellschaft by Frank Steinbeck (review)

pp. 273-274

The People’s Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle by Bernhard Rieger (review)

pp. 275-276

Greening Berlin: The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature by Jens Lachmund (review)

pp. 276-278

Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas by Natasha Dow Schüll (review)

pp. 278-280

Recoding Gender: Women’s Changing Participation in Computing by Janet Abbate (review)

pp. 280-281


To the Editor

pp. 282-285

  Response to Alic

p. 285