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Urban Commons How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities
ISBN: HB: 9780674975293, Harvard University Press, December 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 photo, 1 map, 21 illus., 19 tables
The future of smart cities has arrived, courtesy of citizens and their phones. To prove it, Daniel T. O'Brien explains the transformative insights gleaned from years researching Boston's 311 reporting system, a sophisticated city management tool that...
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£25,00
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Railroads and the Transformation of China
ISBN: HB: 9780674368170, Harvard University Press, December 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 26 photos, 9 maps, 6 tables
As a vehicle to convey both the history of modern China and the complex forces still driving the nation's economic success, rail has no equal. "Railroads and the Transformation of China" is the first comprehensive history, in any language, of railroa...
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Living with Robots
ISBN: HB: 9780674971738, Harvard University Press, November 2017
270 pp., 21x14 cm, 11 halftones, 1 line illustration, 1 table
"Living with Robots" recounts a foundational shift in the field of robotics, from artificial intelligence to artificial empathy, and foreshadows an inflection point in human evolution. Today's robots engage with human beings in socially meaningful wa...
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New Geopolitics of Natural Gas
ISBN: HB: 9780674971837, Harvard University Press, April 2017
416 pp., 21x14 cm, 1 map
We are in the midst of an energy revolution, led by the United States. As the world's greatest producer of natural gas moves aggressively to expand its exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), America stands poised to become an energy superpower – an...
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American Railroads Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century
ISBN: PB: 9780674970793, Harvard University Press, November 2016
528 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones, 14 line illus., 14 maps
Once an icon of American industry, railroads fell into a long decline beginning around the turn of the twentieth century. Overburdened with regulation and often displaced by barge traffic on government-maintained waterways, trucking on interstate hig...
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Cycles of Invention and Discovery Rethinking the Endless Frontier
ISBN: HB: 9780674967960, Harvard University Press, October 2016
176 pp., 23.5x16.2 cm, 4 line illus., 2 graphs, 1 table
"Cycles of Invention and Discovery" offers an in-depth look at the real-world practice of science and engineering. It shows how the standard categories of "basic" and "applied" have become a hindrance to the organization of the U.S. science and techn...
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Technological Indian
ISBN: HB: 9780674504714, Harvard University Press, December 2015
340 pp., 23.5x15.7 cm
In the late 1800s, Indians seemed to be a people left behind by the Industrial Revolution, dismissed as "not a mechanical race". Today Indians are among the world's leaders in engineering and technology. In this international history spanning nearly...
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Network Nation Inventing American Telecommunications
ISBN: PB: 9780674088139, Harvard University Press, November 2015
528 pp., 23.1x15.7 cm, 1 map, 3 tables, 12 illus.
The telegraph and the telephone were the first electrical communications networks to become hallmarks of modernity. Yet they were not initially expected to achieve universal accessibility. In this pioneering history of their evolution, Richard R. Joh...
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To Forgive Design Understanding Failure
ISBN: PB: 9780674416826, ISBN: HB: 9780674065840, Harvard University Press, November 2014
432 pp., 21x14 cm, 12 halftones
When planes crash, bridges collapse, and automobile gas tanks explode, we are quick to blame poor design. But Henry Petroski says we must look beyond design for causes and corrections. Known for his masterly explanations of engineering successes and...
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People's Car A Global History of the Volkswagen Bettle
ISBN: HB: 9780674050914, Harvard University Press, April 2013
416 pp., 20.9x13.3 cm, 28 halftones
At the Berlin Auto Show in 1938, Adolf Hitler presented the prototype for a small, oddly shaped, inexpensive family car that all good Aryans could enjoy. Decades later, that automobile – the Volkswagen Beetle – was one of the most beloved in the worl...
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