Technology and Culture

Technology and Culture
Volume 47, Number 2, April 2006

CONTENTS

Articles

    Constant, Edward W.
  • A Tale of Two Bonanzas: How Knowledgeable Communities Think about Technology
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bonanza (Private planes) -- History.
    • Bonanza (Private planes) -- Accidents -- United States.
    • Bonanza (Private planes) -- Prices -- United States.
    • Consumer behavior -- United States.
    • Technology -- Social aspects -- United States.
    Alexander, Jennifer Karns.
  • Efficiency and Pathology: Mechanical Discipline and Efficient Worker Seating in Germany, 1929-1932
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    Subject Headings:
    • Human engineering -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    • Industrial efficiency -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    • Methods engineering -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    Aldrich, Mark.
  • From Forest Conservation to Market Preservation: Invention and Diffusion of Wood-Preserving Technology, 1880-1939
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wood -- Preservation -- United States -- History.
    • Railroads -- Ties -- Technological innovations -- United States -- History.
    • American Wood-Preservers' Association -- History.
    • American Railway Engineering Association -- History.

Essays

    Reuss, Martin.
  • Searching for Sophocles on Bourbon Street
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    Subject Headings:
    • Flood control -- Social aspects -- United States.
    • Emergency management -- United States.
    • Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
    Shayt, David H.
  • Artifacts of Disaster: Creating the Smithsonian's Katrina Collection
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    Subject Headings:
    • Museums -- Acquisitions -- United States.
    • Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
    • National Museum of American History (U.S.)

Conference Report

    Cornillie, Thomas C.
  • The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic, and Mobility: Third Annual Conference, York, England, 6-9 October 2005
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    Subject Headings:
    • International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic, and Mobility. Conference (3rd : 2005 : York, England)
    • Transportation -- History -- Congresses.

Classics Revisited

Essay Reviews

    Katz, Barry M.
  • Intelligent Design
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cogdell, Christina. Eugenic design: streamlining America in the 1930s.
    • Thackara, John. In the bubble: Designing in a complex world.
    • Verbeek, Peter-Paul, 1970- What things do: Philosophical reflections on technology, agency, and design.
    • Crease, Robert P., tr.
    • Eugenics -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
    • Engineering design.
    Kelman, Ari, 1968-
  • Nature Bats Last: Some Recent Works on Technology and Urban Disaster
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    Subject Headings:
    • McPhee, John A. Control of nature.
    • Colten, Craig E. Unnatural metropolis: wresting New Orleans from nature.
    • Davis, Mike, 1946- Ecology of fear: Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster.
    • Fradkin, Philip L. Great earthquake and firestorms of 1906: how San Francisco nearly destroyed itself.
    • Vale, Lawrence J., 1959-, ed. Resilient city: how modern cities recover from disaster.
    • Campanella, Thomas J., ed.
    • Environmental protection.
    • Human ecology -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Metropolitan Area.

Book Reviews

    Steele, Brett D.
  • Instrumental in War: Science, Research, and Instruments between Knowledge and the World (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Walton, Steven A., ed. Instrumental in war: science, research, and instruments between knowledge and the world.
    • Military research -- History.
    Bektas, Yakup.
  • Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ágoston, Gábor. Guns for the sultan: military power and the weapons industry in the Ottoman Empire.
    • Weapons industry -- Turkey -- History.
    Bernhardt, Christoph.
  • Istanbul und das Wasser: Zur Geschichte der Wasserversorgung und Abwasserentsorgung von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis 1966 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dinçkal, Noyan. Istanbul und das Wasser: zur Geschichte der Wasserversorgung und Abwasserentsorgung von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis 1966.
    • Water supply -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History.
    Dalley, Stephanie.
  • The Heavenly Writing: Divination, Horoscopy, and Astronomy in Mesopotamian Culture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rochberg, Francesca, 1952- Heavenly writing: divination, horoscopy, and astronomy in Mesopotamian culture.
    • Astrology, Assyro-Babylonian.
    Keller, Alex, 1932-
  • Humanism, Machinery, and Renaissance Literature (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wolfe, Jessica. Humanism, machinery, and Renaissance literature.
    • English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
    Howard, Nicole.
  • Gutenberg and the Impact of Printing (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Füssel, Stephan. Gutenberg and the impact of printing.
    • Martin, Douglas, 1939-, tr.
    • Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468.
    Inkster, Ian.
  • Practical Matter: Newton's Science in the Service of Industry and Empire 1687-1851 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Jacob, Margaret C., 1943- Practical matter: Newton's science in the service of industry and empire, 1687-1851.
    • Stewart, Larry, 1946-
    • Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727.
    Gordon, Robert B. (Robert Boyd), 1929-
  • European Metals in Native Hands: Rethinking Technological Change, 1640-1683 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ehrhardt, Kathleen L., 1948- European metals in native hands: rethinking the dynamics of technological change, 1640-1683.
    • Illinois Indians -- First contact with Europeans.
    Miller, Marla R.
  • The Artisan of Ipswich: Craftsmanship and Community in Colonial New England (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Tarule, Robert. Artisan of Ipswich: craftsmanship and community in colonial New England.
    • Handicraft -- Massachusetts -- Ipswich -- History -- 17th century.
    Martello, Robert.
  • America as Second Creation: Technology and Narratives of New Beginnings (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Nye, David E., 1946- America as second creation: technology and narratives of new beginnings.
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.
    Nye, David E., 1946-
  • Wonder Shows: Performing Science, Magic, and Religion in America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Nadis, Fred, 1957- Wonder shows: performing science, magic, and religion in America.
    • Science news -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    Angevine, Robert G.
  • The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Grenier, John, 1967- First way of war: American war making on the frontier, 1607-1814.
    • Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1600-1750.
    Smith, Merritt Roe, 1940-
  • Civil War Time: Temporality and Identity in America, 1861-1865 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wells, Cheryl A., 1972- Civil War time: temporality & identity in America, 1861-1865.
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
    McGee, David.
  • The Philosophy of Shipbuilding: Conceptual Approaches to the Study of Wooden Ships (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hocker, Frederick M., 1961-, ed. Philosophy of shipbuilding: conceptual approaches to the study of wooden ships.
    • Ward, Cheryl A., ed.
    • Ships, Wooden -- Design and construction.
    McMath, Robert C., 1944-
  • Engineering in a Land-Grant Context: The Past, Present, and Future of an Idea (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Marcus, Alan I., 1949-, ed. Engineering in a land-grant context: the past, present, and future of an idea.
    • Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
    Schwantes, Carlos A., 1945-
  • The Tootin' Louie: A History of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hofsommer, Donovan L. Tootin' Louie: a history of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway.
    • Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway -- History.
    McElheny, Victor K.
  • The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Watts, Steven, 1952- People's tycoon: Henry Ford and the American century.
    • Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
    Ward, James Arthur, 1941-
  • The Dodge Brothers: The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hyde, Charles K., 1945- Dodge brothers: the men, the motor cars, and the legacy.
    • Automobile engineers -- United States -- Biography.
    Borg, Kevin.
  • Tinkering: Consumers Reinvent the Early Automobile (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Franz, Kathleen. Tinkering: consumers reinvent the early automobile.
    • Automobiles -- United States -- History.
    Franz, Kathleen.
  • Flying Down to Rio: Hollywood, Tourists, and Yankee Clippers (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Schwartz, Rosalie, 1936- Flying down to Rio: Hollywood, tourists, and Yankee Clippers.
    • United States -- Civilization -- 20th century.
    Jacobson, Lisa, 1962-
  • Standard of Living: The Measure of the Middle Class in Modern America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Moskowitz, Marina, 1968- Standard of living: the measure of the middle class in modern America.
    • Middle class -- United States -- History.
    Sinclair, Bruce.
  • The Battle over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Righter, Robert W. Battle over Hetch Hetchy: America's most controversial dam and the birth of modern environmentalism.
    • Water-supply -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History.
    Martello, Robert.
  • Inventing for the Environment (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Molella, Arthur P., 1944-, ed. Inventing for the environment.
    • Bedi, Joyce, ed.
    • Technological innovations -- Environmental aspects.
    Molella, Arthur P., 1944-
  • At Work in the Atomic City: A Labor and Social History of Oak Ridge, Tennessee (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Olwell, Russell B., 1969- At work in the atomic city: a labor and social history of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
    • Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- Employees.
    Stapleton, Darwin H.
  • The Mosquito Wars: A History of Mosquito Control in Florida (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Patterson, Gordon M. Mosquito wars: a history of mosquito control in Florida.
    • Mosquitoes -- Control -- Florida -- History -- 20th century.
    Perkins, John H.
  • The Fire Ant Wars: Nature, Science, and Public Policy in Twentieth-Century America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Buhs, Joshua Blu. Fire ant wars: nature, science, and public policy in twentieth-century America.
    • Fire ants -- Control -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
    Anderson, J. L.
  • Toxic Drift: Pesticides and Health in the Post-World War II South (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Daniel, Pete. Toxic drift: pesticides and health in the post-World War II South.
    • Pesticides -- Toxicology -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
    George, Alice L., 1952-
  • The Week the World Stood Still: Inside the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Stern, Sheldon M. Week the world stood still: inside the secret Cuban Missile Crisis.
    • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
    Lapini, Gianluca.
  • La Passione dell'invenzione: Enrico Forlanini, ingegnere e aeronauta (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Calabrò, Sara, ed. Passione dell'invenzione: Enrico Forlanini ingegnere e aeronauta.
    • Forlanini, Enrico, 1848-1930.
    Kidwell, Peggy Aldrich.
  • Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to Build the Modern Computer (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Copeland, B. Jack, 1950-, ed. Alan Turing's automatic computing engine: the master codebreaker's struggle to build the modern computer.
    • Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954.
    Whalen, David J.
  • Communications: An International History of the Formative Years (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Burns, R. W. (Russell W.) Communications: an international history of the formative years.
    • Telecommunication -- History.
    Shapiro, Stuart S., 1948-
  • Information Technology Policy: An International History (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Coopey, R. (Richard), ed. Information technology policy: an international history.
    • Information technology -- Government policy -- History.
    Kleinman, Daniel Lee.
  • The Science-Industry Nexus: History, Policy, Implications (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Grandin, Karl, ed. Science-industry nexus: history, policy, implications: Nobel Symposium 123.
    • Wormbs, Nina, ed.
    • Widmalm, Sven, ed.
    • Science and industry -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
    Roberts, Lissa Louise, 1954-
  • Models: The Third Dimension of Science (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Chadarevian, Soraya de, ed. Models: the third dimension of science.
    • Hopwood, Nick, ed.
    • Communication in science.

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