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Technology in America By Carroll W. Pursell

Technology in America by Carroll W. Pursell

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The succinct, nontechnical essays in Technology in America cover the history of American invention from Thomas Jefferson's founding of the Patent Office to Robert Goddards space-age rockets.

Technology in America Summary

Technology in America: A History of Individuals and Ideas by Carroll W. Pursell

The succinct, nontechnical essays in Technology in America cover the history of American invention from Thomas Jefferson's founding of the Patent Office to Robert Goddards space-age rockets. Each treats an individual and a concept, highlighting the important role technological change has played in the evolution of American culture. The major themes include the effects of technology transfer, the development of the American system of manufacturing, the institutionalization of knowledge and scientific research, and technology as it social process.This new edition adds chapters on Frederick Winslow, who originated the idea of scientific management; on Peter L. Jensen, whose invention of the loud speaker was a milestone in electronic communications; and on Frederick E. Terman, godfather of Silicon Valley and exemplar of the entrepreneurial spirit of the postwar computer industry.Carroll W. Pursell, Jr., is Director of the Program in the History of Technology and Science at Case Western Reserve, University.

Technology in America Reviews

"Delving beneath the surface of American history, this collection shows that the medium is indeed the message, that we are what we do, that technology translates into culture... These readable essays, architecturally divided between the 19th and 20th centuries, provide an insider's view of the bricks and mortar in the house that Jefferson built." Barbara H. Seeber , Science '82

About Carroll W. Pursell

Carroll Pursell is Adjunct Professor of Modern History at Macquarie University, Australia.

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GOR010630996
9780262660679
0262660679
Technology in America: A History of Individuals and Ideas by Carroll W. Pursell
Used - Well Read
Paperback
MIT Press Ltd
1990-06-20
331
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