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American cities & technology : wilderness to wired city

Author: Gerrylynn K Roberts; Philip Steadman; Open University.
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge in association with the Open University, ©1999.
Series: Cities and technology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on perspectives and writings from across a number of disciplines involved in urban historical studies - including archaeology, urban history, historical geography and architectural history - the books in the series explore how towns and cities have been shaped by applications of a range of technologies, and how such technological applications have been influenced by their contexts, including politics,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerrylynn K Roberts; Philip Steadman; Open University.
ISBN: 0415200830 9780415200837 0415200849 9780415200844
OCLC Number: 42589727
Description: xii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: The growth of cities --
Transport and the nineteenth-century city --
Transport in the twentieth-century city --
automobility.
Series Title: Cities and technology series.
Other Titles: American cities and technology
Responsibility: Gerrylynn K. Roberts and Philip Steadman.
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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  Read more...

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