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The American Cities and Technology Reader By Edited by Gerrylynn K. Roberts

The American Cities and Technology Reader
by Edited by Gerrylynn K. Roberts

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Designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the textbook, this book offers in-depth readings on the technological dimensions of US cities from the earliest settlements to the internet communications of the 1990s.
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The American Cities and Technology Reader: Wilderness to Wired City by Edited by Gerrylynn K. Roberts

Designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the American Cities and Technology textbook. Chronologically, this volume ranges from the earliest technological dimensions of Amerindian settlements to the 'wired city' concept of the 1960s and internet communications of the 1990s.Its focus extends beyond the US to include telecommunications in Asian cities in the late 20th century. The topics covered:
* the rise of the skyscraper
* the coming of the automobile age
* relations between private and public transport
* the development of infrastructural technologies and systems
* the implications of electronic communications
* the emergence of city planning.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Indian Legacy in the American Landscape Karl W. Butzer 2. Spanish Legacy in the Borderlands David Hornbeck 3. the Laws of the Indies John W. Reps 4. St Augustine, Florida John W. Reps 5. Mission, Presidio and Pueblo in California John W. Reps 6. French Landscapes in North America Cole Harris 7. New Orleans John W. Reps 8. The Northeast and the Making of American Geographical Habits Peirce F. Lewis 9. Timber Framing in Colonial America Carl W. Condit 10. Masonry Construction in Colonial America Carl W. Condit 11. Chicago: Nature's Metropolis William Cronon 12. Comparitive Perspectives on Transit in Europe and the United States, 1850-1914 John P. McKay 13. The Trolley and Suburbanization Kenneth T. Jackson 14. The Revolution in Street Pavements Clay McShane 15. The Decentralization of Los Angeles during the 1920s Mark S. Foster 16. The Minimum House Greg Hise 17. Light, Height, and Site: The Skyscraper in Chicago Carol Willis 18. Decisions about Wastewater Technology; 1850-1932 Joel Tarr 19. Refuse Pollution and Municipal Reform: The Waste Problem in America, 1880-1917 Martin Melosi 20. "The Best Lighted City in the World": The Construction of a Noctural Landscape in Chicago Mark J. Bouman 21. Regional Planning for the Great American Metropolis: New York between the World Wars David A. Johnson 22. Transport: Maker and Breaker of Cities Colin Clark 23. Order in Diversity: Community without Propinquity Melvin W. Webber 24. Squaring the Circle: Can We Resolve the Clarkian Paradox? Peter Hall 25. New Highways James Martin 26. Telecommunications and the Changing Geographies of Knowledge Transmission in the Late 20th Century Barney Warf 27. Cities and their Airports: Policy Formation, 1926-1952 Paul Barrett 28. The Growth of the City Ernest W. Burgess 29. Boston's Highway 128: High-Technology Reindustrialization Manuel Castells and Peter Hall 30. The Role of Information Technology in the Planning and Development of Singapore Kenneth E. Corey 31. Continuity and Change in Conceptions of the Wired City William H. Dutton, Jay G. Blumler and Kenneth L. Kraemer

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The American Cities and Technology Reader: Wilderness to Wired City by Edited by Gerrylynn K. Roberts
Edited by Gerrylynn K. Roberts
Cities and Technology
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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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