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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

SystemThe Shaping of Modern Knowledge

System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

Clifford Siskin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035316
eISBN:
9780262336345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035316.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book illuminates the role that “system” has played in the shaping and reshaping of modern knowledge. System can describe what we see, as with Galileo’s sighting of Jupiter’s moons, operate a ... 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

The Wild and the WickedOn Nature and Human Nature

The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature

Benjamin Hale

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035408
eISBN:
9780262336499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035408.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many ethicists and political advocates believe that the argument for environmentalism is simple: demonstrate that nature is valuable and obligations to protect the environment will follow. This ... More

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