The American Cities and Technology Reader: Wilderness to Wired City, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The American Cities and Technology Reader

Wilderness to Wired City, 1st Edition

Edited by Gerrylyn K. Roberts

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320 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 telecommunications 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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography