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New and Published Books

  1. Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science

    Edited by Léna Soler, Sjoerd Zwart, Michael Lynch, Vincent Israel-Jost

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    In the 1980s, philosophical, historical and social studies of science underwent a change which later evolved into a turn to practice. Analysts of science were asked to pay attention to scientific practices in meticulous detail and along multiple dimensions, including the material, social and...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. London United Tramways

    A History 1894-1933

    By Geoffrey Wilson

    With the twentieth century arrived the first electric tramcars in London. Thirty years later the first trolley buses arrived - along with a fleet of new trams that were the most modern of their day. This era was one of rapid change, rich in achievement adn personalities. Among the more colourful of...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Cooke and Wheatstone

    And the Invention of the Electric Telegraph

    By Geoffrey Hubbard

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1965. Charles Wheatstone collaborated with William Cooke in the invention and early exploitation of the Electric Telegraph. This was the first long distance, faster-than-a-horse messenger. This volume gives an account of the earlier work on which the English invention was...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Technological State in Indonesia

    The Co-constitution of High Technology and Authoritarian Politics

    By Sulfikar Amir

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Using a historical sociology approach, this book illustrates the formation of the technological state in Indonesia during the New Order period (1966-1998). It explores the nexus between power, high technology, development, and authoritarianism situated in the Southeast Asian context. The book...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Water and Sanitation Services

    Public Policy and Management

    Edited by Jose Esteban Castro, Leo Heller

    Substantially reducing the number of human beings who lack access to clean water and safe sanitation is one of the key Millennium Development Goals. This book argues and demonstrates that this can only be achieved by a better integration of the technical and social science approaches in the search...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Handbook of Surveillance Technologies, Third Edition

    By J.K. Petersen

    From officially sanctioned, high-tech operations to budget spy cameras and cell phone video, this updated and expanded edition of a bestselling handbook reflects the rapid and significant growth of the surveillance industry. The Handbook of Surveillance Technologies, Third Edition is the only...

    Published January 23rd 2012 by CRC Press

  7. A History of Energy

    Northern Europe from the Stone Age to the Present Day

    By Bent Sorensen

    In this seminal book, Bent Sørensen views human society as driven by the quest for, and control of, energy. From allowing our prehistoric ancestors to survive harsh northern European winters to more recent global energy security and climate concerns, the control and effective harnessing of energy...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance, Two Volume Set

    Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction, SAHC08, 2-4 July 2008, Bath, United Kingdom

    Edited by Dina D'Ayala, Enrico Fodde

    The successful preservation of an historic building, complex or city depends on the continued use and daily care that come with it. The possibility of continued use depends on the adaptation of the building to modern standards and practice of living, requiring changes in constructional or...

    Published June 2nd 2008 by CRC Press

  9. Understanding Bridge Collapses

    By Björn Åkesson

    In a straightforward style, this book presents a detailed overview of 20 cases of famous and other highly interesting bridge collapses over the last two centuries. Every case is illustrated and described in detail and the failure analyses made are supported by well-known explanations and, in some...

    Published May 14th 2008 by CRC Press

  10. Today and Tomorrow Volume 12 Industry and the Machine

    Hephaestus or the Soul of the Machine Ouroboros, or the Mechanical Extension of Mankind Artifex, or the Future of Craftsmanship Wireless Possibilities

    By Fournier d'Albe, Garrett, Gloag, Low

    Volume 12 (4 titles bound in one volume) 978-0-415-46317-1 £80.00 Hephaestus, or the Soul of the Machine E E Fournier d’Albe Originally published in 1925 "An exceedingly clever defence of machinery." Architects’ Journal "…a thought-provoking essay." Birmingham Post Will the machine ultimately...

    Published April 1st 2008 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage
    Edited by C. Saiz-Jimenez
    To Be Published October 20th 2014
  2. Technology and Human Development
    By Ilse Oosterlaken
    To Be Published April 30th 2015

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