History of Engineering & Technology Products

  • Metal Fatigue

    American Bosch and the Demise of Metalworking in the Connecticut River Valley

    By Robert Forrant, Charles Levenstein, John Wooding

    On February 4, 1986, the lives of thousands of workers changed in ways they could only begin to imagine. On that day, United Technologies Corporation ordered the closure of the 76-year-old American Bosch manufacturing plant in Springfield, Massachusetts, capping a nearly 32-year history of job loss…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Work, Health and Environment Series

  • A History of Technology and Environment

    From stone tools to ecological crisis

    By Edward L. Golding

    This book provides an accessible overview of the ways that key areas of technology have impacted global ecosystems and natural communities. It offers a new way of thinking about the overall origins of environmental problems. Combining approaches drawn from environmental biology and the history of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge

  • Communicating Mobility and Technology

    A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation

    By Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

    Responding to the effects of human mobility and crises such as depleting oil supplies, Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder turns specifically to automobility, a term used to describe the kinds of mobility afforded by autonomous, automobile-based movement technologies and their ramifications. Thus far, few…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture

  • Consumer Product Innovation and Sustainable Design

    The Evolution and Impacts of Successful Products

    By Robin Roy

    Consumer Product Innovation and Sustainable Design follows the innovation and evolution of consumer products from vacuum cleaners to mobile phones from their original inventions to the present day. It discusses how environmental concerns and legislation have influenced their design and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02
    Routledge

  • The Official History of Britain and the Channel Tunnel

    By Terry Gourvish

    Commissioned by the Cabinet Office and using hitherto untapped British Government records, this book presents an in-depth analysis of the successful project of 1986-94. This is a vivid portrayal of the complexities of quadripartite decision-making (two countries, plus the public and…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22
    Routledge

  • Technology and Human Development

    By Ilse Oosterlaken

    This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development. This approach attaches central moral importance to individual human capabilities, understood as effective…

    Paperback – 2015-05-29
    Routledge
    The Routledge Human Development and Capability Debates

  • The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage

    Edited by C. Saiz-Jimenez

    In recent years, a debate has arisen concerning the convenience of conserving subterranean cultural heritage and the necessary management models. There is often pressure from local authorities more interested in using the cultural heritage sites in order to develop the economy and the tourism…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    CRC Press

  • Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science

    Edited by Léna Soler, Sjoerd Zwart, Michael Lynch, Vincent Israel-Jost

    In the 1980s, philosophical, historical and social studies of science underwent a change which later evolved into a turn to practice. Analysts of science were asked to pay attention to scientific practices in meticulous detail and along multiple dimensions, including the material, social and…

    Hardback – 2014-04-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • London United Tramways

    A History 1894-1933

    By Geoffrey Wilson

    With the twentieth century arrived the first electric tramcars in London. Thirty years later the first trolley buses arrived - along with a fleet of new trams that were the most modern of their day. This era was one of rapid change, rich in achievement adn personalities. Among the more colourful of…

    Paperback – 2013-05-07
    Routledge

  • Cooke and Wheatstone

    And the Invention of the Electric Telegraph

    By Geoffrey Hubbard

    Originally published in 1965. Charles Wheatstone collaborated with William Cooke in the invention and early exploitation of the Electric Telegraph. This was the first long distance, faster-than-a-horse messenger. This volume gives an account of the earlier work on which the English invention was…

    Paperback – 2013-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

  • The Technological State in Indonesia

    The Co-constitution of High Technology and Authoritarian Politics

    By Sulfikar Amir

    Using a historical sociology approach, this book illustrates the formation of the technological state in Indonesia during the New Order period (1966-1998). It explores the nexus between power, high technology, development, and authoritarianism situated in the Southeast Asian context. The book…

    Hardback – 2012-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Water and Sanitation Services

    Public Policy and Management

    Edited by Jose Esteban Castro, Leo Heller

    Substantially reducing the number of human beings who lack access to clean water and safe sanitation is one of the key Millennium Development Goals. This book argues and demonstrates that this can only be achieved by a better integration of the technical and social science approaches in the search…

    Paperback – 2012-08-24
    Routledge

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