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American Cities and Technology

Wilderness to Wired city, 1st Edition

By Gerrylynn K. Roberts, Philip Steadman


280 pages

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Designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the American Cities and Technology textbook. Chronologically, this volume ranges from the earliest technological dimensions of Amerindian settlements to the 'wired city' concept of the 1960s and internet communications of the 1990s.Its focus extends beyond the US to include telecomunications in Asian cities in the late 20th century. The topics covered:

* the rise of the skyscraper

*the coming of the automobile age

* relations between private and public transport

* the development of infrastructural technologies and systems

* the implications of electronic communications

* the emergence of city planning.

About the Authors

Gerrylynn K. Roberts is a lecturer in the Department of History of Science and Technology, and Philip Steadman is a lecturer in the Department of Architectural and Urban Morphology at the Open University.

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Cities and Technology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography