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Sensing changes : technologies, environments, and the everyday, 1953-2003

Author: Joy Parr
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press [etc], cop. 2010.
Series: Nature, history, society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These narratives about state-driven megaprojects and technological and regulatory changes reveal how humans make sense of their world in the face of rapid environmental change.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Parr
ISBN: 9780774817233 0774817232 9780774817240 0774817240
OCLC Number: 899014171
Awards: Winner of Canada Prize in the Social Sciences, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2011 (Canada)
Winner of Sidney Edelstein Prize, Society for the History of Technology 2011 (United States)
Short-listed for Sir John A. Macdonald Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association 2011 (Canada)
Short-listed for The Francois-Xavier Garneau Medal, Canadian Historical Association 2015 (Canada)
Description: XXVIII, 270 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword: "Now I am Ready to Tell How Bodies are Changed Into Different Bodies" / Graeme WynnThe Megaprojects New Media Series / Jon van der Veen1 Introduction - Embodied Histories2 Place and Citizenship - Woodlands, Meadows, and a Military Training Ground: The NATO Base at Gagetown3 Safety and Sight - Working Knowledge of the Insensible: Radiation Protection in Nuclear Power Plants, 1962-924 Movement and Sound - A Walking Village Remade: Iroquois and the St. Lawrence Seaway5 Time and Scale - A River Becomes a Reservoir: The Arrow Lakes and the Damming of the Columbia6 Smell and Risk - Uncertainty along a Great Lakes Shoreline: Hydrogen Sulphide and the Production of Heavy Water7 Taste and Expertise - Local Water Diversely Known: The E. coli Contamination in Walkerton 2000 and After8 Conclusion: Historically Specific BodiesNotesSelect BibliographyIndex
Series Title: Nature, history, society series.
Responsibility: Joy Parr ; forew. by Graeme Wynn.

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