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From Flux to Frame
Designing Infrastructure and Shaping Urbanization in Belgium
Maarten Van Acker
Bridging the gap between urban planning and transport history, this book investigates the spatial impact of highways, motorways, canals, tramways, and railways on the surrounding landscape.



Machines as the Measure of Men
Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance
Michael Adas
Over the past five centuries, advances in Western understanding of and control over the material world have strongly influenced European responses to non-Western peoples and cultures. In Machines as the Measure of Men, Michael Adas explores the ways in which European perceptions of their scientific and technological superiority shaped their...



Glass Making in the Greco-Roman World
Results of the ARCHGLASS project
By combining archaeological and scientific data, the authors develop new interdisciplinary techniques for an innovative archaeological interpretation of glass trade in the Hellenistic-Roman world, highlighting the development of glass as an economic material.



What Galileo Saw
Imagining the Scientific Revolution
Lawrence Lipking
Lawrence Lipking offers a new perspective on how to understand the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, emphasizing the role that imagination played in the birth of modern science and modern ways of viewing the...



Barriers to Bioweapons
The Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development
Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley
Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley shows that bioweapons development is a difficult, protracted, and expensive endeavor, rarely achieving the expected results whatever the magnitude of...



American Biodefense
How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security
Frank L. Smith, Frank Smith
Frank L. Smith III addresses the puzzling and largely untold story about why the U.S. military has neglected research, development, acquisition, and doctrine for...



The American Way of Bombing
Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones
This volume brings together prominent military historians, practitioners, civilian and military legal experts, political scientists, philosophers, and anthropologists to explore the evolution of ethical and legal norms governing air...



America Inc.?
Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State
Linda Weiss
Linda Weiss attributes the U.S. capacity for transformative innovation to the strength of its national security state, a complex of agencies, programs, and hybrid arrangements that has developed around the institution of permanent defense preparedness and the pursuit of technological...



Engineering Philadelphia
The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis
Domenic Vitiello
Asweeping account of enterprise and ingenuity, economic development and urban planning, and the rise and fall of Philadelphia as an industrial metropolis, focusing on the influential Sellers family.



Scrambling for Africa
AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science
Johanna Tayloe Crane
Crane reveals how Africa went from being a continent largely excluded from advancements in HIV medicine to an area of central concern and knowledge production within the increasingly popular field of global health science.



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