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Volume 51, Number 2, April 2010

Table of Contents

In This Issue

pp. a-c | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0439

Da Vinci Medal Address

Some Thoughts on the Question "How Do New Things Happen?"

pp. 293-304 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0478


"Perfect Sound Forever": Innovation, Aesthetics, and the Re-making of Compact Disc Playback

pp. 305-331 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0442

Corpses, Live Models, and Nature: Assessing Skills and Knowledge before the Industrial Revolution (Case: Antwerp)

pp. 332-356 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0454

Redefining Vulcanization: Charles Goodyear, Patents, and Industrial Control, 1834-1865

pp. 357-387 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0437

Research Note

Two Classes of British Engineers: An Analysis of Their Education and Training, 1880s-1930s

pp. 388-402 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0470

On the Cover


pp. 403-408 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0463


The Invisible Technologies of Goffman's Sociology From the Merry-Go-Round to the Internet

pp. 409-424 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0456

NSF Essay Series

Competing Technologies, National(ist) Narratives, and Universal Claims: Toward a Global History of Space Exploration

pp. 425-443 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0459

Was the Nuclear Arms Race Deterministic?

pp. 444-461 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0457

Exhibit Review

Sweet Memories: The Laupahoehoe Train Museum, Hawai'i

pp. 462-469 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0474

Essay Reviews

"Extremely Apt at Doing Things by All Sorts of Tools"

pp. 470-473 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0444

What's Wrong with this Picture?

pp. 474-476 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0446

Well-Pressed Stories

pp. 477-479 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0435

Far Beyond Tractors: Envirotech and the Intersections of Technology, Agriculture, and the Environment

pp. 480-485 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0476

Does Intellectual Property Protection Mean Pursuit of Patent Perpetuity?

pp. 486-489 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0469

Book Reviews

Who Are You? Identification, Deception, and Surveillance in Early Modern Europe (review)

pp. 490-491 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0462

The Technology of Policing: Crime Mapping, Information Technology, and the Rationality of Crime Control (review)

pp. 492-493 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0471

Science and Spectacle in the European Enlightenment (review)

pp. 493-495 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0452

Learning on the Shop Floor: Historical Perspectives on Apprenticeship (review)

pp. 495-497 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0464

Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire (review)

pp. 497-498 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0477

The Art, Science, and Technology of Medieval Travel (review)

pp. 499-500 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0460

Driving Europe: Building Europe on Roads in the Twentieth Century (review)

pp. 500-502 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0466

Rivers in History: Perspectives on Waterways in Europe and North America (review)

pp. 502-504 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0453

Stairway to Empire: Lockport, the Erie Canal, and the Shaping of America (review)

pp. 504-506 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0447

The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York (review)

pp. 506-507 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0467

How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America (review)

pp. 508-509 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0465

Railroads in the Old South: Pursuing Progress in a Slave Society (review)

pp. 510-511 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0441

Tracks across Continents, Paths through History: The Economic Dynamics of Standardization in Railway Gauge (review)

pp. 511-513 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0438

Brezhnev's Folly: The Building of BAM and Late Soviet Socialism (review)

pp. 513-514 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0440

Cold War Kitchen: Americanization, Technology, and European Users (review)

pp. 515-516 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0472

The Automobile and American Life (review)

pp. 517-518 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0436

Maxwell Motor and the Making of the Chrysler Corporation (review)

pp. 518-519 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0473

The Challenge of Remaining Innovative: Insights from Twentieth-Century American Business (review)

pp. 520-521 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0458

A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States (review)

pp. 522-523 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0450

Condensed Capitalism: Campbell Soup and the Pursuit of Cheap Production in the Twentieth Century (review)

pp. 523-525 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0448

American Consumer Society, 1865-2005: From Hearth to HDTV (review)

pp. 525-527 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0434

TV by Design: Modern Art and the Rise of Network Television (review)

pp. 527-528 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0475

Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac (review)

pp. 528-530 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0449

Reproductive Restraints: Birth Control in India, 1877-1947 (review)

pp. 530-531 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0479

Heredity and Hope: The Case for Genetic Screening (review)

pp. 532-533 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0443

Healing Traditions: African Medicine, Cultural Exchange, and Competition in South Africa, 1820-1948 (review)

pp. 533-535 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0445

War and Disease: Biomedical Research on Malaria in the Twentieth Century (review)

pp. 535-536 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0461

Medicine and Technology in Canada, 1900-1950 (review)

pp. 537-538 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0451

Technology and Values: Essential Readings (review)

pp. 538-540 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0468

The Engineering Project: Its Nature, Ethics, and Promise (review)

pp. 540-542 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0433


Looking Into the Mirror of Time: Reflections on the Life and Work of Edwin T. Layton Jr., 1928-2009

pp. 543-560 | DOI: 10.1353/tech.0.0455