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7%OFFThomas Parker Hughes - Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930 - 9780801846144 - V9780801846144
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Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930

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Description for Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930 Paperback. Awarded the Dexter Prize by the Society for the History of Technology, this book offers a comparative history of the evolution of modern electric power systems. It described large-scale technological change and demonstrates that technology cannot be understood unless placed in a cultural context. Num Pages: 488 pages, 226, 226 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 3JH; 3JJ; RNF; TBX; THRD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 254 x 216 x 35. Weight in Grams: 1102.

Awarded the Dexter Prize by the Society for the History of Technology

A unique comparative history of the evolution of modern electric power systems, Networks of Power not only provides an accurate representation of large-scale technological change but also demonstrates that technology itself cannot be understood or directed unless placed in a cultural context. For Thomas Highes, both the invention of the simplest devices (like the lightbuld itself) and the execution of the grandest schemes (such as harnessing the water power of the Bavarian Alps) fit into an overaching model of technological devleopment. His narrative is an absorbing account of the ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press United States
Number of pages
488
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1993
Condition
New
Weight
1101g
Number of Pages
488
Place of Publication
Baltimore, MD, United States
ISBN
9780801846144
SKU
V9780801846144
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About Thomas Parker Hughes
Thomas P. Hughes is professor of the history of modern science and technology at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books include Changing Attitudes toward American Technology and Elmer Sperry, Inventor and Engineer.

Reviews for Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930
An exciting, major contribution to the field of history, for it establishes very convincingly that the growth of... power networks is as intrinsic to and characteristic of modern society as the growth of manorialism was to medieval society. American Historical Review How the West was wired. Times Literary Supplement

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