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A Natural History of Revolution
Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789–1794
Mary Ashburn Miller
The use of nature metaphors in explaining and justifying the excesses of the French Revolutions.



Exporting the Bomb
Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons
Matthew Kroenig
In a vitally important book for anyone interested in nuclear proliferation, defense strategy, or international security, Matthew Kroenig points out that nearly every country with a nuclear weapons arsenal received substantial help at some point from a...



American Abyss
Savagery and Civilization in the Age of Industry
Daniel E. Bender
At the beginning of the twentieth century, industrialization both dramatically altered everyday experiences and shaped debates about the effects of immigration, empire, and urbanization. In American Abyss, Daniel E. Bender examines an array of...



Hired Hands or Human Resources?
Case Studies of HRM Programs and Practices in Early American Industry
Bruce E. Kaufman
In a companion volume to Managing the Human Factor, also from Cornell, Bruce E. Kaufman shows how American firms transitioned from the traditional "hired hand" model of human resource management (HRM) to the modern "human resources" version popular...



Future Tense
The Culture of Anticipation in France between the Wars
Roxanne Panchasi
In the years between the world wars, French intellectuals, politicians, and military leaders came to see certain encounters-between human and machine, organic and artificial, national and international culture-as premonitions of a future that was...



The Mirror, the Window, and the Telescope
How Renaissance Linear Perspective Changed Our Vision of the Universe
Samuel Y. Edgerton
Edgerton shows how linear perspective emerged in early fifteenth-century Florence out of an artistic and religious context in which devout Christians longed for divine presence in their daily lives and ultimately undermined medieval Christian cosmology.



Standards and Their Stories
How Quantifying, Classifying, and Formalizing Practices Shape Everyday Life
Standardization is one of the defining aspects of modern life, its presence so pervasive that it is usually taken for granted. However cumbersome, onerous, or simply puzzling certain standards may be, their fundamental purpose in streamlining...



Science Translated
Latin and Vernacular Translations of Scientific Treatises in Medieval Europe
Mediaevalia Lovaniensia 40 Medieval translators played an important role in the development and evolution of a scientific lexicon. At a time when most scholars deferred to authority, the translations of canonical texts assumed great importance...



Managing the Human Factor
The Early Years of Human Resource Management in American Industry
Bruce E. Kaufman
Human resource departments are key components in the people management system of nearly every medium-to-large organization in the industrial world. They provide a wide range of essential services relating to employees, including recruitment...



Artifice and Design
Art and Technology in Human Experience
Barry Allen
An intriguing book about the aesthetics of technological objects and the relationship between technical and artistic accomplishment.



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