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Engineering Gold Rushes: Engineers and the Mechanics of Global Connectivity

Stephen Tuffnell

in Global History of Gold Rushes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520294547
eISBN:
9780520967588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294547.003.0010
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter, “Engineering Gold Rushes,” by Stephen Tuffnell, examines the mechanics of late nineteenth-century global connectivity through the development of “mine engineering” as a global ... More


Scientific Method as Cultural Innovation

Robert N. McCauley

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Consideration of scientific method as a cultural innovation requires examining the philosophy and sociology of science, anthropology, developmental, cognitive, and social psychology as well as the ... More


Controlled Exchanges: Public-Private Hybridity, Transnational Networking, and Knowledge Circulation in US-China Scientific Discourse on Nuclear Arms Control

Zuoyue Wang

in How Knowledge Moves: Writing the Transnational History of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226605852
eISBN:
9780226606040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226606040.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the mid-1980s, American and Chinese scientists began to engage each other in a low-key manner in nuclear arms control that would develop into wide-ranging bilateral interactions to the present, ... More


The Wretched Atom: America's Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology

Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197526903
eISBN:
9780197526934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526903.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

After the Second World War, the United States offered a new kind of atom that differed from the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This atom would cure diseases, produce new foods, make ... More


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