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American Cities and Technology By Gerrylynn K. Roberts

American Cities and Technology
by Gerrylynn K. Roberts

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Looks at the social history of technology. Among the issues discussed are the rise of the skyscraper, the coming of the automobile age, relations between private and public transport, & the development of infrastructural technologies.
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American Cities and Technology: Wilderness to Wired city 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 telecomunications 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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About Gerrylynn K. Roberts

Gerrylynn K. Roberts is a lecturer in the Department of History of Science and Technology, and Philip Steadman is a lecturer in the Department of Architectural and Urban Morphology at the Open University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Growth of American Cities 2. Transport and the Nineteenth-century city 3. Transport in the Twentieth -century city - Automobility 4. Building types: construction and materials 5. Water supply, sewage, drainage and sanitation 6. Heat, light and fire protection 7. Travel and telecommunication in the late twentieth century city 8. Telecommunication and twentieth century cities

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American Cities and Technology: Wilderness to Wired city by Gerrylynn K. Roberts
Gerrylynn K. Roberts
Cities and Technology
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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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