Technology and Culture

Technology and Culture 42.3, July 2001

Contents

Articles

    Post, Robert C.
  • "A Very Special Relationship": SHOT and the Smithsonian's Museum of History and Technology
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    Subject Headings:
    • Society for the History of Technology -- History.
    • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
    • Historians of technology -- United States.
    Pope, Norris, 1945-
  • Dickens's "The Signalman" and Information Problems in the Railway Age
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Signalman.
    • Railroads -- Great Britain -- Signaling -- History -- 19th century.
    • Railroads -- Great Britain -- Safety measures -- History -- 19th century.
    Frost, Gary L.
  • Inventing Schemes and Strategies: The Making and Selling of the Fessenden Oscillator
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    Subject Headings:
    • Fessenden, Reginald Aubrey, 1866-1932 -- Contributions in underwater acoustics.
    • Oscillators, Electric.
    • Underwater acoustics -- Instruments.
    Mom, Gijs, 1949-
    Kirsch, David A., 1964-
  • Technologies in Tension: Horses, Electric Trucks, and the Motorization of American Cities, 1900-1925
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    Subject Headings:
    • Commercial electric trucks -- United States -- History.
    • Delivery of goods -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

On the Cover

Presidential Address

Organizational Notes

    Society for the History of Technology. Meeting (42nd : 2000 : Munich, Germany)
  • Organizational Notes: The Munich Meeting, 17-20 August 2000
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    Subject Headings:
    • Technology -- History -- Congresses.

Book Reviews

    Schwarz, Frederic D.
  • Social Authorship and the Advent of Print (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ezell, Margaret J. M. Social authorship and the advent of print.
    • English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
    Kielbowicz, Richard Burket.
  • Relays: Literature as an Epoch of the Postal System (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Siegert, Bernhard. Relays: literature as an epoch of the postal system.
    • Repp, Kevin, tr.
    • Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
    Multhauf, Robert P.
  • Communicating Chemistry: Textbooks and Their Audiences, 1789-1939 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lundgren, Anders, 1945-, ed. Communicating chemistry: textbooks and their audiences, 1789-1939.
    • Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette, ed.
    • Chemistry -- Europe -- Textbooks -- History.
    Herschman, Joel, 1936-
  • The Wise Master Builder: Platonic Geometry in Plans of Medieval Abbeys and Cathedrals (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hiscock, Nigel, 1940- Wise master builder: Platonic geometry in plans of medieval abbeys and cathedrals.
    • Abbeys -- Designs and plans.
    Lienhard, John H., 1930-
  • Hysplex: The Starting Mechanism in Ancient Stadia (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Valavanes, Panos. Hysplex: the starting mechanism in ancient stadia.
    • Miller, Stephen G. (Stephen Gaylord), 1942-, tr.
    • Stadiums -- Greece -- Design and construction -- History.
    Frost, Robert L., 1952-
  • La ville délétère: Médecins et ingénieurs dans l'espace urbain, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Barles, Sabine, 1965- Ville délétère: médecins et ingénieurs dans l'espace urbain, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle.
    • Urban ecology -- France -- History.
    Kahlow, Andreas, 1952-
  • Eloge du mixte: Matériaux nouveaux et philosophie ancienne (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette. Eloge du mixte: matériaux nouveaux et philosophie ancienne.
    • Composite materials -- Philosophy.
    Benhamou, Reed.
  • Materials and Techniques in the Decorative Arts: An Illustrated Dictionary (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Trench, Lucy, ed. Materials and techniques in the decorative arts: an illustrated dictionary.
    • Decorative arts -- Dictionaries.
    Herzig, Rebecca.
  • Cleavage: Technology, Controversy, and the Ironies of the Man-Made Breast (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Jacobson, Nora, 1964- Cleavage: technology, controversy, and the ironies of the man-made breast.
    • Breast implants -- Social aspects.
    Neushul, Peter.
  • Contraception Across Cultures: Technologies, Choices, Constraints (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Thompson, Mary S., ed. Contraception across cultures: technologies, choices, constraints.
    • Russell, Andrew, 1958-, ed.
    • Sobo, Elisa Janine, 1963-, ed.
    • Contraception -- Cross-cultural studies.
    Khan, Zorina.
  • The Retrieval of a Legacy: Nineteenth-Century American Women Inventors (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pilato, Denise E. Retrieval of a legacy: nineteenth-century American women inventors.
    • Women inventors -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    Cooper, Carolyn.
  • Rooms Near Chancery Lane: The Patent Office under the Commissioners, 1852-1883 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hewish, John, 1921- Rooms near Chancery Lane: the Patent Office under the Commissioners, 1852-1883.
    • Great Britain. Patent Office -- History -- 19th century.
    Davidson, Janet F.
  • More than Munitions: Women, Work and the Engineering Industries, 1900-1950 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wightman, Clare. More than munitions: women, work and the engineering industries, 1900-1950.
    • Women in engineering -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
    Harris, Howell John, 1951-
  • Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Shenhav, Yehouda A. Manufacturing rationality: the engineering foundations of the managerial revolution.
    • Management science.
    Fano, Ester.
  • Inventing Ourselves Out of Jobs?: America's Debate over Technological Unemployment, 1929-1981 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bix, Amy Sue. Inventing ourselves out of jobs?: America's debate over technological unemployment, 1929-1981.
    • Technological unemployment -- United States -- History.
    Berger, Molly W.
  • Domestic Goods: The Material, the Moral, and the Economic in the Postwar Years (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Parr, Joy. Domestic goods: the material, the moral, and the economic in the postwar years.
    • Household appliances -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
    Otter, A. A. den (Andy Albert den), 1941-
  • Citizens and Nation: An Essay on History, Communications, and Canada (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Friesen, Gerald. Citizens and nation: an essay on history, communications, and Canada.
    • Canada -- Civilization.
    Dorn, Harold, 1928-
  • Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Burnett, D. Graham. Masters of all they surveyed: exploration, geography, and a British El Dorado.
    • Cartography -- Guyana -- History -- 19th century.
    Knowles, Anne.
  • Confederate Engineer: Training and Campaigning with John Morris Wampler (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kundahl, George G., 1940- Confederate engineer: training and campaigning with John Morris Wampler.
    • Wampler, John Morris, 1830-1863.
    Levin, Miriam R.
  • La démocratie et les médias au 20e siècle (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bertho-Lavenir, Catherine, 1953- Démocratie et les médias au 20e siècle.
    • Mass media -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
    Stokes, Raymond G.
  • Elektrizitätswirtschaft zwischen Umwelt, Technik und Politik: Aspekte aus 100 Jahren RWE-Geschichte, 1898-1998 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Maier, Helmut, 1957-, ed. Elektrizitätswirtschaft zwischen Umwelt, Technik und Politik: Aspekte aus 100 Jahren RWE-Geschichte, 1898-1998.
    • Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk Aktiengesellschaft -- History.
    Petzold, Hartmut.
  • Die "Tönenden Funken": Geschichte eines frühen drahtlosen Kommunikationssystems, 1905-1914 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Friedewald, Michael. Tönenden Funken: Geschichte eines frühen drahtlosen Kommunikationssystems, 1905-1914.
    • Radio -- Germany -- History.
    Gispen, Kees, 1943-
  • Das Atlantropa-Projekt--Die Geschichte einer gescheiterten Vision: Hermann Sörgel und die Absenkung des Mittelmeers (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gall, Alexander, 1967- Atlantropa-Projekt--die Geschichte einer gescheiterten Vision: Hermann Sörgel und die Absenkung des Mittelmeers.
    • Irrigation -- Sahara.
    Pratt, Joseph A.
  • Power Loss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hirsh, Richard F. Power loss: the origins of deregulation and restructuring in the American electric utility system.
    • Electric utilities -- Deregulation -- United States.
    Rothenberg, Marc, 1949-
  • The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, vol. 4, The Wizard of Menlo Park, 1878 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931. Papers of Thomas A. Edison.
    • Nier, Keith A., ed.
    • Israel, Paul, ed.
    • Carlat, Louis E., ed.
    • Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
    Veenendaal, A. J.
  • Bahnen und Berge: Verkehrstechnik, Tourismus und Naturschutz in den Schweizer Alpen, 1870-1939 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • König, Wolfgang, 1949- Bahnen und Berge: Verkehrstechnik, Tourismus und Naturschutz in den Schweizer Alpen, 1870-1939.
    • Mountain railroads -- Switzerland.
    White, John H., 1933-
  • Long Day's Journey: The Steamboat and Stagecoach Era in the Northern West (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Schwantes, Carlos A., 1945- Long day's journey: the steamboat and stagecoach era in the northern West.
    • Northwestern States -- History -- 19th century.
    Leonard, Jane Kate, 1939-
  • Maritime Sector, Institutions, and Sea Power of Premodern China (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Deng, Gang. Maritime sector, institutions, and sea power of premodern China.
    • Merchant marine -- China -- History.
    Broeze, Frank.
  • Abandoned Ocean: A History of United States Maritime Policy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gibson, Andrew, 1922- Abandoned ocean: a history of United States maritime policy.
    • Donovan, Arthur, 1938-
    • Merchant marine -- United States -- History.
    Endelman, Judith E.
  • Home on the Road: The Motor Home in America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • White, Roger B. (Roger Byron), 1954- Home on the road: the motor home in America.
    • Motor homes -- United States -- History.
    Spicer, Dag.
  • The First Computers: History and Architectures (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rojas, Raúl, 1955-, ed. First computers: history and architectures.
    • Hashagen, Ulf, ed.
    • Computers -- History.
    Koukal, D. R.
  • The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Goldberg, Ken, ed. Robot in the garden: telerobotics and telepistemology in the age of the Internet.
    • Robotics.
    Igler, David, 1964-
  • The Federal Landscape: An Economic History of the Twentieth-Century West (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Nash, Gerald D. Federal landscape: an economic history of the twentieth-century West.
    • West (U.S.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
    Teich, Albert H.
  • Funding Science in America: Congress, Universities, and the Politics of the Academic Pork Barrel (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Savage, James D., 1951- Funding science in America: congress, universities, and the politics of the academic pork barrel.
    • Research -- Government policy -- United States.

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