Networks of Power Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930

ISBN-10: 0801846145

ISBN-13: 9780801846144

Edition: 1983 (Reprint)

Authors: Thomas Parker Hughes, Consumer Dummies Staff

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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Thomas P. Hughes is Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Preface
Introduction
Edison the Hedgehog: Invention and Development
Edison's System Abroad: Technology Transfer
Reverse Salients and Critical Problems
Conflict and Resolution
Technological Momentum
Berlin: The Coordination of Technology and Politics
Chicago: The Dominance of Technology
London: The Primacy of Politics
California White Coal
War and Acquired Characteristics
Planned Systems
The Culture of Regional Systems
RWE, PPandL, and NESCO: The Style of Evolving Systems
Epilogue
Index
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