Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930

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JHU Press, Mar 1, 1993 - Science - 474 pages
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Awarded the Dexter Prize by the Society for the History of Technology, this book offers a comparative history of the evolution of modern electric power systems. It described large-scale technological change and demonstrates that technology cannot be understood unless placed in a cultural context.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Invention and Development
18
Technology Transfer
47
Reverse Salients and Critical Problems
79
Conflict and Resolution 706
106
Technological Momentum
140
The Coordination of Technology and Politics
175
The Dominance of Technology
201
California White Coal
262
War and Acquired Characteristics
285
Planned Systems
324
The Culture of Regional Systems
363
The Style of Evolving Systems
404
Epilogue
461
Index I
467
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The Primacy of Politics
227

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