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The machine in the garden : technology and the pastoral ideal in America

Author: Leo Marx
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
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"For over four decades, Leo Marx's work has focused on the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. His research helped to define - and continues to enrich - the area of American studies concerned with the links between scientific and technological advances, and the way society and culture both determine these links. The Machine in the Garden fully examines the differences  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Marx
ISBN: 019513351X 9780195133516 0195133501 9780195133509
OCLC Number: 41482324
Notes: Originally published: 1964.
Description: 414 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Sleepy Hollow, 1844 --
Shakespeare's American Fable --
The Garden --
The Machine --
Two Kingdoms of Force --
Epilogue: The Garden of Ashes.
Responsibility: Leo Marx.
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This new edition marks the 35th anniversary of Marx's classic text on the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. It features a new afterword by the author on  Read more...

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This is an important contribution to our understanding of some of the enigmas and conflicts at work in the American imagination, particularly in the 19th century. * Tony Tanner, Encounter * An Read more...

 
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