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Introduction: Beyond Imported Magic

Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, and Christina Holmes

in Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introductory chapter to the edited volume Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America argues that understanding international science and technology ... More


Conclusion

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. This book has followed the history of rocket technology, especially missile technology, from its early beginnings in the research ... More


Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, and Christina Holmes (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The essays in this volume study the creation, adaptation, and use of science and technology in Latin America. They challenge the view that scientific ideas and technology travel unchanged from the ... More


From Library Guides to the Bureaucratic Era: An Introduction

Markus Krajewski and Peter Krapp

in Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to trace the development of the card catalog into a “universal paper machine” that can do anything. The basic assumption is that the ... More


Modernizing Goods

David Arnold

in Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922027
eISBN:
9780226922034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the technology transfer from the West to colonial India, and describes how and when everyday technologies or commodities came to India. It first discusses how sewing machines ... More


Conclusions

Yulia Frumer

in Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516448
eISBN:
9780226524719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524719.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The illusion of uniformity suggested by dictionary definitions of Time—with a capital T—conceals the vast diversity of individual conceptions of time. Exploring the development of conceptions of time ... More


Teething Problems: Charles Stanhope and the Coordination of Technical Knowledge from Geneva to Kent

Matthew L. Jones

in Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking About Thinking from Pascal to Babbage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411460
eISBN:
9780226411637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411637.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Using a rich store of documents, this chapter tracks the creation of a series of calculating machines by the English nobleman Charles Stanhope. Stanhope’s materialized design practice emerged from ... More


Reinventing the Wheel: Emulation in the European Enlightenment

Matthew L. Jones

in Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking About Thinking from Pascal to Babbage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411460
eISBN:
9780226411637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411637.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The history of calculating machines in the eighteenth century is a story of copying—and improving—mechanisms and processes, often known with only the sketchiest of detail. These machines emerged ... More


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