Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781911576587 Published August 2018 For sale in North America only
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781911576594 Published August 2018 For sale in North America only

Histories of Technology, the Environment, and Modern Britain

Edited by Jon Agar and Jacob Ward

Histories of Technology, the Environment, and Modern Britain

Edited by Jon Agar and Jacob Ward

Distributed for UCL Press

350 pages | 16 illustrations | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2018
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781911576587 Published August 2018 For sale in North America only
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781911576594 Published August 2018 For sale in North America only
Histories of Technology, the Environment, and Modern Britain brings together historians with a wide range of interests to take a broad, multifaceted look at how technology and the environment have become intimately and irreversibly entangled in Britain over the last three hundred years. For the first time, the book brings together two perspectives with ample insights into the history of Britain since the Industrial Revolution: the history of technology and environmental history. Both technologies and our living and nonliving environment comprise material forms of organization—or self-organization—and both have changed over time, sometimes in intersecting ways. Among the technologies discussed in the collection are bulldozers, submarine cables, automobiles, flood barriers, medical devices, museum displays, and biotechnologies. Environments discussed include both places of natural beauty and pollution, bogs, cities, farms, land, and sea. The book explores this diversity and offers an integrated framework for understanding these intersections.
 
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