VISIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: A Century Of Vital Debate About Machines Systems And The Human World (The Sloan Technology Series)

VISIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: A Century Of Vital Debate About Machines Systems And The Human World (The Sloan Technology Series) by Richard Rhodes 0684839032 9780684839035
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From Henry Ford on the horseless carriage to Margaret Sanger on birth control, from Robert Caro on the transformation of New York City to Robert Oppenheimer on science and war, Visions of Technology chronicles an era both blessed and cursed by technological advances. Selected by the eminent historian of technology Richard Rhodes, the essays collected here put twentieth-century progress into perspective, exposing the contradictions, the promise, and the inevitable costs of change.<P>Rhodess thought-provoking commentary and helpful annotations create a brilliant framework for understanding the insights and perspectives nearly 200 thinkers and innovators, including: Isaac Asimov, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Samuel Gompers, John Glenn, Stanley Kubrick, Charles Lindbergh, Guglieomo Marconi, E. O. Wilson, and many others.

Author: Richard Rhodes

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 400

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1999-03-04


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