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Forging America
Ironworkers, Adventurers, and the Industrious Revolution
John BezĂ­s-Selfa
Stacks of stone preside over many bucolic and wooded landscapes in the mid-Atlantic states. Initially constructed more than two hundred years ago, they housed blast furnaces that converted rock and wood into the iron that enabled the United States to...



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.



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...



Giordano Bruno and Renaissance Science
Hilary Gatti
The Renaissance philosopher Giordano Bruno was a notable supporter of the new science that arose during his lifetime; his role in its development has been debated ever since the early seventeenth century. Hilary Gatti here reevaluates Bruno's...



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.



Glut
Mastering Information through the Ages
Alex Wright
Spanning disciplines from evolutionary theory and cultural anthropology to the history of books, libraries, and computer science, Alex Wright weaves an intriguing narrative about pre-computer age information explosions.



Harpers Ferry Armory and the New Technology
The Challenge of Change
Merritt Roe Smith
Focusing on the day-to-day operations of the U.S. armory at Harpers Ferry from 1798 to 1861, this book shows what the "new technology" of mechanized production meant in terms of organization, management, and worker morale.



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...



In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer
The Security Clearance Hearing
At the end of World War II, J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of America's preeminent physicists. For his work as director of the Manhattan Project, he was awarded the Medal for Merit, the highest honor the U.S. government can bestow on a civilian. Yet...



Interfaces of the Word
Studies in the Evolution of Consciousness and Culture
Walter J. Ong
Walter J. Ong explores the effects on consciousness of the word as it moves through oral to written to print and electronic culture.



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