By Ronald Fulle
This e-book offers a helpful exam of the evolution and complexity of the telecommunications undefined, not just from its technological advances, yet via genuine enterprise case reports and research of the 4 parts of swap: know-how, regulatory and criminal coverage, industry forces and defense. each one bankruptcy presents a quick precis of key thoughts and an inventory of analysis inquiries to invoke dialogue and overview. whereas the occasions of the prior were major and demanding, the easiest is but to come!
By Robert W. Jackson
Choice's Outstanding Academic Title list for 2013
Jackson explains the commercial forces which ended in the necessity for the tunnel, and info the intense political and social politicking that came about on each side of the Hudson River to ultimately allow its building. He additionally introduces us to special figures within the tunnel's heritage, comparable to New Jersey Governor Walter E. area, who, greater than somebody else, made the dream of a tunnel a fact and George Washington Goethals (builder of the Panama Canal and namesake of the Goethals Bridge), the 1st leader engineer of the project.
Fully illustrated with greater than 50 appealing archival pictures and drawings, Jackson's tale of the Holland Tunnel is considered one of nice human drama, with heroes and villains, that illustrates how good stuff are finished, and at what price.
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By Heather E. Hudson
Connecting Alaskans tells the original historical past of delivering radio, tv, cell, and web providers to greater than 600 thousand sq. miles. it's a background of a spot the place army wishes frequently trumped civilian ones, the place ham radios provided larger connections than phone strains, and the place tv indicates aired a complete day later than within the remainder of the country.
Heather E. Hudson covers greater than a century of successes whereas truly explaining the relationship difficulties nonetheless confronted by means of distant groups this present day. Her complete background is ideal for an individual attracted to telecommunications expertise and background, and she or he presents an enormous template for coverage makers, rural groups, and constructing nations suffering to advance their very own twenty-first-century infrastructure.
By A. Rupert Hall,Norman Smith
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By Joanna Radin
The chilly struggle tasks Radin tracks have been intended to shape an everlasting overall archive of indigenous blood sooner than it used to be altered through the polluting forces of modernity. Freezing allowed that blood to behave as a time-traveling source. Radin explores the original cultural and technical conditions that created and gave momentum to the phenomenon of lifestyles on ice and indicates how those preserved blood samples served because the construction blocks for biomedicine on the sunrise of the genomic age. In an period of lively moral, felony, and cultural debates approximately genetic privateness and id, Life on Ice finds the bigger picture—how we came and the guarantees and difficulties concerned with discovering new makes use of for chilly human blood samples.
By Geoffrey C. Bunn
How do you capture a person in a lie? for hundreds of years, all demeanour of truth-seekers have used the lie detector. during this eye-opening ebook, Geoffrey C. Bunn unpacks the historical past of this machine and explores the attention-grabbing and sometimes fantastic connection among know-how and renowned culture.
Lie detectors and different truth-telling machines are deeply embedded in daily American lifestyles. famous manufacturers resembling Isuzu, Pepsi Cola, and Snapple have marketed their items with assistance from the "truth machine," and the machine has additionally seemed in numerous videos and tv exhibits. The Charles Lindbergh "crime of the century" in 1935 first introduced lie detectors to the public’s recognition. given that then, they've got factored into the Anita Hill–Clarence Thomas sexual harassment controversy, the Oklahoma urban and Atlanta Olympics bombings, and the most notorious felony situations in glossy reminiscence: the O. J. Simpson homicide trial. using the lie detector in those situations brings up many interesting questions that Bunn addresses: How did the lie detector develop into so vital? Who makes use of it? How trustworthy are its effects? Bunn unearths simply how tough it's to respond to this final query. A lie detector specialist concluded that O. J. Simpson used to be "one hundred percentage mendacity" in a video recording during which he proclaimed his innocence; a tabloid newspaper subjected an identical recording to a moment around of evaluate, which decided Simpson to be "absolutely truthful."
Bunn unearths interesting the lie detector’s skill to straddle the geographical regions of significant technology and sheer delusion. He examines how the computer emerged as a know-how of fact, transporting readers again to the imprecise origins of criminology itself, eventually concluding that the lie detector owes as a lot to pop culture because it does to actual science.
By Geoffrey C. Bowker
The approach we list wisdom, and the net of technical, formal, and social practices that surrounds it, unavoidably impacts the data that we list. The methods we carry wisdom in regards to the past—in handwritten manuscripts, in published books, in dossier folders, in databases—shape the type of tales we inform approximately that previous. during this vigorous and erudite examine the relation of our details infrastructures to our details, Geoffrey Bowker examines how, during the last 200 years, info expertise has converged with the character and creation of clinical wisdom. His tale weaves a direction among the social and political paintings of making an specific, indexical reminiscence for science—the making of infrastructures—and the diversity of how we regularly reconfigure, lose, and regain the past.
At a time whilst reminiscence is so affordable and its recording is so protean, Bowker reminds us of the centrality of what and the way we decide to overlook. In Memory Practices within the Sciences he appears to be like at 3 "memory epochs" of the 19th, 20th, and twenty-first centuries and their specific reconstructions and reconfigurations of medical wisdom. The 19th century's primary technological know-how, geology, mapped either the social and the flora and fauna right into a unmarried time package deal (despite obvious discontinuities), as, differently, did mid-twentieth-century cybernetics. either, Bowker argues, packaged time in methods listed through their info applied sciences to allow site visitors among the social and common worlds. latest sciences of biodiversity, in the meantime, "database the realm" in a manner that excludes yes areas, entities, and occasions. We use the instruments of the current to examine the previous, says Bowker; we venture onto nature our modes of organizing our personal affairs.
By Lillian Hoddeson,Adrienne W. Kolb,Catherine Westfall
Fermi nationwide Accelerator Laboratory, positioned within the western suburbs of Chicago, has stood on the frontier of high-energy physics for 40 years. Fermilab is the 1st heritage of this laboratory and of its robust accelerators informed from the perspective of the folks who outfitted and used them for medical discovery.
Focusing at the first twenty years of analysis at Fermilab, through the tenure of the laboratory’s charismatic first administrators, Robert R. Wilson and Leon M. Lederman, the e-book lines the increase of what they name “megascience,” the collaborative fight to behavior large-scale foreign experiments in a weather of restricted federal investment. in the middle of this new weather, Fermilab illuminates the expansion of the trendy study laboratory in the course of the chilly conflict and captures the drama of human exploration on the leading edge of science.
By David N. Lucsko
Since the mass creation of Henry Ford’s version T, motor vehicle fans were remodeling, rebuilding, and reengineering their cars for elevated velocity and technical potency. They buy aftermarket elements, reconstruct engines, and increase physique designs, all on the way to customize and increase their autos. Why do those vehicle lovers regulate their automobiles and the place do they get their aftermarket elements? the following, David N. Lucsko offers the 1st scholarly background of America’s scorching rod enterprise.
Lucsko examines the evolution of functionality tuning in the course of the lens of the $34-billion velocity gear that helps it. As early as 1910, dozens of small retailers around the usa designed, synthetic, and bought add-on components to shoppers wanting to hire new applied sciences as they tinkered with their autos. working for far of the 20th century within the shadow of the massive 3 car manufacturers―General automobiles, Ford, and Chrysler―these companies grew at a magnificent price, delivering old and young sizzling rodders with millions of performance-boosting devices.
Lucsko deals a wealthy and heretofore untold account of the tradition and know-how of the high-performance car aftermarket within the usa, supplying a clean viewpoint at the historical past of the car in America.