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American Genesis : A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm 1870-1970 (New Preface)

American Genesis : A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm 1870-1970 (New Preface) - rev edition

American Genesis : A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm 1870-1970 (New Preface) - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780226359274

ISBN10: 0226359271

American Genesis : A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm 1870-1970 (New Preface) by Thomas P. Hughes - ISBN 9780226359274
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 2004
International: No
American Genesis : A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm 1870-1970 (New Preface) by Thomas P. Hughes - ISBN 9780226359274

ISBN13: 9780226359274

ISBN10: 0226359271

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 04

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Summary

The book that helped earn Thomas P. Hughes his reputation as one of the foremost historians of technology of our age and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990, American Genesis tells the sweeping story of America's technological revolution. Unlike other histories of technology, which focus on particular inventions like the light bulb or the automobile, American Genesis makes these inventions characters in a broad chronicle, both shaped by and shaping a culture. By weaving scientific and technological advancement into other cultural trends, Hughes demonstrates here the myriad ways in which the two are inexorably linked, and in a new preface, he recounts his earlier missteps in predicting the future of technology and follows its move into the information age.

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