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American Genesis is the book that helped earn Thomas Hughes his reputation as one of the foremost historians of technology of our age. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990, the book tells the sweeping story of America's technological revolution. Unlike other histories of technology, which focus on particular inventions like the light bulb or the automobile, American Genesis makes these inventions characters in the chronicle, shaped by and shaping a broader cultural context. By masterfully weaving scientific and technological advancement into other cultural trends, Hughes demonstrates here the myriad ways in which the two are Inextricably linked. A new preface by Hughes recounts his missteps in predicting the future of technology and also traces our advancement into the information age.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226359274
ISBN-10: 0226359271
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 159mm x 34mm)
Pages: 530
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas P. Hughes

Thomas P. Hughes is Professor Emeritus in the Department of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hughes has honorary doctorates from Northwestern University and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology. A member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, he is the editor of seven books and author of four including American Genesis A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm, 1870-1970, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

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