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Technology and Culture 41 Supplement (2000) 5-153

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Bibliography (1998)

  • I. The 20th Century and Works Covering More Than One of Divisions II-V
  • II. Prehistory, Antiquity, and Traditional Societies
  • III. The Middle Ages
  • IV. From the Renaissance through the 17th Century
  • V. The 18th and 19th Centuries

I. The 20th Century and Works Covering More Than One of Divisions II-V

1. General and Collected Works

1 "Industrial History Includes Women Inventors," National Engineer 101 (April 1997): 10-13. Includes profiles of Martha Coston, Margaret Knight, and Olive Dennis.

2 Adams, Robert McCormick. Paths of Fire: An Anthropologist's Inquiry into Western Technology. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1996. xvi, 332 pages; tables; bibliography. Reviewed by Ian Inkster in Isis 89 (June 1998): 323-24; by Friedrich Rapp in Technikgeschichte 65, no. 2 (1998): 164; and by Tim Ingold in Technology and Culture 40 (Jan. 1999): 130-32.

3 Alm, Leslie R. "Scientists and the Acid Rain Policy in Canada and the United States," Science, Technology, and Human Values 22 (Summer 1997): 349-68.

4 Ausubel, Jesse H., and Dale Langford, eds. Technological Trajectories and the Human Environment. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1997. x, 214 pages; tables. Collection of essays. Reviewed by Indur Goklany in Environmental History 3 (April 1998): 249-50.

5 Barley, S. R. "What Can We Learn from the History of Technology?" Journal of Engineering and Technology Management 15 (Sept.-Dec. 1998): 237-55.

6 Bayerl, Günter, and Ulrich Troitzsch, eds. Quellentexte zur Geschichte der Umwelt von der Antike bis heute. Göttingen: Muster-Schmidt, 1998. Quellensammlung zur Kulturgeschichte; 23. 499 pages.

7 Braun, Christoph-Friedrich von. "Zahlen--Magie und Manie. Die Welt der Zahlen, die Zahlen der Welt," Kultur & Technik 22, no. 3 (1998): 44-49.

8 Bridgstock, Martin. "Controversies Regarding Science and Technology." Pp. 83-107 in Science, Technology and Society: An Introduction. Cambridge and Melbourne: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998.

9 Brose, Eric Dorn. Technology and Science in the Industrializing Nations, 1500-1914. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1998. Control of Nature; x, 104 pages; illustrations; bibliography. Reviewed by J. W. Dauben in Choice 36 (Oct. 1998): 338.

10 Brown, Gary R. "The Science of Cheating at Cards," American Heritage of Invention & Technology 14 (Summer 1998): 56-63. "The centuries-old battle between swindlers and their prey has produced a small universe of technologies." Includes a sidebar, "The Roll of the Dice," on techniques for cheating at dice games.

11 Burghardt, Oskar. "Das Siebengebirge--Veränderung einer Landschaft durch Bergbau, Forstwirtschaft, Weinbergsflurbereinigung und Verkehrs-Trassen," Berichte zur deutschen Landeskunde 71, no. 2 (1997): 229-54. Impact on the landscape of a German region of various industries, such as forestry, mining, and viticulture, from the middle ages through the 20th century.

12 Burke, James. "IC Equals Power," Forbes 159 (April 7, 1997): S65-S69. The impact of inventions on civilization.

13 Carr, Ethan. Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1998. x, 378 pages; illustrations; bibliography.

14 Collins, Harry M., and Trevor Pinch. The Golem at Large: What You Should Know about Technology. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998. xii, 163 pages; tables; bibliography. A series of case studies on topics such as the role of the Patriot anti-missile system in the Gulf War, the Challenger space shuttle explosion, nuclear testing, economic modeling, the Chernobyl nuclear accident, treatments for AIDS, etc.

15 Cutcliffe, Stephen H., and Terry S. Reynolds, eds. Technology and American History: A Historical Anthology from Technology and Culture. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1997. 448 pages; illustrations. Contents include: "Technology in American Context," by Stephen H. Cutcliffe and Terry S. Reynolds; "Brandywine Borrowings from European Technology," by Norman B. Wilkinson; "'Drive That Branch': Samuel Slater, the Power Loom, and the Writing of America's Textile History," by James L. Conrad, Jr.; "Raw Materials Supply and Technological Change in the American Charcoal Iron Industry," by Richard H. Schallenberg and David A. Ault; "Bursting Boilers and the Federal Power," by John G. Burke; "Who Turned the Mechanical Ideal into Mechanical Reality," by Robert B. Gordon; "From Iron to Steel: The Recasting of the...


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