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Low Power to the PeoplePirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism

Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism

Christina Dunbar-Hester

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028127
eISBN:
9780262320498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028127.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The United States ushered in a new era of small-scale broadcasting in 2000 when it began issuing low-power FM (LPFM) licenses for noncommercial radio stations around the country. Over the next ... More

Neither Physics nor ChemistryA History of Quantum Chemistry

Neither Physics nor Chemistry: A History of Quantum Chemistry

Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simões

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016186
eISBN:
9780262298759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016186.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Quantum chemistry—a discipline that is not quite physics, not quite chemistry, and not quite applied mathematics—emerged as a field of study in the 1920s. It was referred to by such terms as ... More

A Nuclear Winter's TaleScience and Politics in the 1980s

A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s

Lawrence Badash

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012720
eISBN:
9780262258531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The nuclear winter phenomenon burst upon the public’s consciousness in 1983. Added to the horror of a nuclear war’s immediate effects was the fear that the smoke from fires ignited by the explosions ... More

Paper MachinesAbout Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Markus Krajewski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Today on almost every desk in every office sits a computer. Eighty years ago, desktops were equipped with a nonelectronic data processing machine: a card file. This book traces the evolution of this ... More

Parasites, Pathogens, and ProgressDiseases and Economic Development

Parasites, Pathogens, and Progress: Diseases and Economic Development

Robert A. McGuire and Philip R.P. Coelho

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015660
eISBN:
9780262298391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015660.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book integrates biological and economic perspectives into an explanation of the historical development of humanity and the economy, paying particular attention to the American experience, its ... More

The Ringtone DialecticEconomy and Cultural Form

The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form

Sumanth Gopinath

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019156
eISBN:
9780262315081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019156.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A decade ago, the customizable ringtone was ubiquitous. Almost any crowd of cell phone owners could produce a carillon of tinkly, beeping, synthy, musicalized ringer signals. Ringtones quickly became ... More

Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Naomi Oreskes and John Krige (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027953
eISBN:
9780262326100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Around the globe and across a range of disciplines, military patronage transformed science and technology in the Cold War. Scientists had to adapt to a regime of knowledge production that was far ... More

Urban ModernityCultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Miriam R. Levin, Sophie Forgan, Martina Hessler, Robert H. Kargon, and Morris Low

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the close of the nineteenth century, industrialization and urbanization marked the end of the traditional understanding of society as rooted in agriculture. This book examines the construction of ... More

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