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The body electric : how strange machines built the modern American

Author: Carolyn Thomas de la Peña
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2003.
Series: American history and culture (New York University Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between the years 1850 and 1950, Americans became the leading energy consumers on the planet, expending tremendous physical resources on energy exploration, mental resources on energy exploitation,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peña, Carolyn Thomas de la.
Body electric.
New York : New York University Press, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Thomas de la Peña
ISBN: 081471966X 9780814719664 9780814785492 0814785492
OCLC Number: 56196886
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 329 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The machine-built body --
Measuring mechanical strength --
Exploring electric limits --
Powering the intimate body --
"Radiomania" limits the energy dream --
Conclusion: the end of an era?
Series Title: American history and culture (New York University Press)
Responsibility: Carolyn Thomas de la Peña.

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