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xix, 117 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
  • Creating the World's First Midway
  • Walking the Plaisance
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix: Financial Data on Midway Concessions.
Created as a centerpiece for the Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Midway Plaisance was for one summer the world's most wondrous thoroughfare. A journey along its length immersed millions of spellbound visitors in a spectacle that merged exoticism with enlightenment and artistic crafts with dizzying technical achievement. Norman Bolotin, with Christine Laing, draws on his vast knowledge of the 1893 exposition to escort readers down the Midway. Step by step he takes you past forbidding Dahomeyans and dozens of belly dancers until, at last, you reach the colossal Ferris Wheel with cabins the size of street cars. The tour reveals the immense scale and variety of the experience in sensual detail--the thirsty crowds and the pungent aromas of exotic foods, the Libbey Glass Factory and the screams from the Ice Railway, the snake charmers and the hawkers selling a thousand souvenirs. Throughout, Bolotin details how the organizers--encouraging patrons to spend a little here and a little there--brought off an extravaganza that paid its costs and achieved every one of its goals, including profitability for the fair and immortality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252082429 20171023
Green Library
Book
vii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Prologue. A Book of stories and storytelling
  • Countries not often heard from
  • Reaching out
  • The reluctant writers
  • The writing community
  • The development of the scientific writer
  • The poets
  • "We have to communicate the beauty and the passion."
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • References
  • Appendix A. Questionnaire for the senior and emerging scientists
  • Appendix B. Interview schedule for senior and emerging scientists
  • Appendix C. Interview for Ph. D. students
  • Appendix D. The scale used to develop the quantitative data.
"An important corrective to the view that scientists are "poor writers, unnecessarily opaque, not interested in writing, and in need of remediation." Arguing that scientists are "the most sophisticated and flexible writers in the academy, often writing for a wider range of audiences than most other faculty"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
vi, 527 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
"The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals and aims at enhancing the protection of human health and the environment during their handling, transport and use by ensuring that the information about their physical, health and environmental hazards is available. The seventh revised edition of the GHS which includes, inter alia, revised criteria for categorisation of flammable gases within Category 1; miscellaneous amendments intended to clarify the definitions of some health hazard classes; additional guidance to extend the coverage of section 14 of the Safety Data Sheets to all bulk cargoes, regardless of their physical state, transported under IMO instruments; revised and further rationalized precautionary statements in Annex 3; and a new example in Annex 7 addressing labelling of small packagings with fold-out labels."--UN online store, viewed September 27, 2017.
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Information technology; telecommunication, marketing.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1 Front Matter-- 2 Summary-- 3 1 Introduction-- 4 2 The Origins of Engineering Technology Education-- 5 3 The Production of Engineering Technology Talent-- 6 4 The Employment of Engineering Technology Talent-- 7 5 Findings and Recommendations-- 8 Appendix A: Committee Biographies-- 9 Appendix B: Descriptions of Datasets Used in the Committee's Analyses.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309437714 20170424
The vitality of the innovation economy in the United States depends on the availability of a highly educated technical workforce. A key component of this workforce consists of engineers, engineering technicians, and engineering technologists. However, unlike the much better-known field of engineering, engineering technology (ET) is unfamiliar to most Americans and goes unmentioned in most policy discussions about the US technical workforce. Engineering Technology Education in the United States seeks to shed light on the status, role, and needs of ET education in the United States.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309437714 20170424
Green Library
Book
87 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library

7. Annual report [2015 - ]

Book
vi, 521 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xxix, 148 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
This publication contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development. It provides a set of recommendations and policy options to stimulate innovation activity, enhance innovation capacity and improve the overall efficiency of the national innovation system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211171044 20160802
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
x, 302 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
The companion book to an upcoming museum exhibition of the same name, "Places of Invention "seeks to answer timely questions about the nature of invention and innovation: What is it about some places that sparks invention and innovation? Is it simply being at the right place at the right time, or is it more than that? How does place whether physical, social, or cultural support, constrain, and shape innovation? Why does invention flourish in one spot but struggle in another, even very similar location? In short: Why there? Why then? "Places of Invention" frames current and historic conversation on the relationship between place and creativity, citing extensive scholarship in the area and two decades of investigation and study from the National Museum of American History s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The book is built around six place case studies: Hartford, CT, late 1800s; Hollywood, CA, 1930s; Medical Alley, MN, 1950s; Bronx, NY, 1970s; Silicon Valley, CA, 1970s 1980s; and Fort Collins, CO, 2010s. Interspersed with these case studies are dispatches from three learning labs detailing Smithsonian Affiliate museums work using "Places of Invention "as a model for documenting local invention and innovation. Written by exhibition curators, each part of the book focuses on the central thesis that invention is everywhere and fueled by unique combinations of creative people, ready resources, and inspiring surroundings. Like the locations it explores, "Places of Invention" shows how the history of" "invention can be a transformative lens for understanding local history and cultivating creativity on scales of place ranging from the personal to the national and beyond.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781935623687 20160618
Green Library
Book
viii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Since the first world's fair in London in 1851, at the dawn of the era of industrialization, international expositions served as ideal platforms for rival nations to showcase their advancements in design, architecture, science and technology, industry, and politics. Before the outbreak of World War II, countries competing for leadership on the world stage waged a different kind of war--with cultural achievements and propaganda--appealing to their own national strengths and versions of modernity in the struggle for power. Most of the existing literature about world's fairs tends to focus either on one particular event, or only on fairs in the US. This book takes a novel approach by studying five fairs and expositions from across the globe, and before the Second World War--including three that took place (Paris, 1937; Dusseldorf, 1937; and New York, 1939), and two that were in development before the war began (Tokyo, 1940; and Rome, 1942). It is one of the first books to consider representations of science and technology at world's fairs as influential cultural forces, and at a critical moment in history, when tensions and ideological divisions between political regimes would soon lead to war.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822944447 20160619
Green Library
Book
xiv, 284 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
This is the first biography of the important but long-forgotten American inventor Charles Francis Jenkins (1867-1934). Historian Donald G. Godfrey documents the life of Jenkins from his childhood in Indiana and early life in the West to his work as a prolific inventor whose productivity was cut short by an early death. Jenkins was an inventor who made a difference. As one of America's greatest independent inventors, Jenkins' passion was to meet the needs of his day and the future. In 1895 he produced the first film projector able to show a motion picture on a large screen, coincidentally igniting the first film boycott among his Quaker viewers when the film he screened showed a woman's ankle. Jenkins produced the first American television pictures in 1923, and developed the only fully operating broadcast television station in Washington, D.C. transmitting to ham operators from coast to coast as well as programming for his local audience. Godfrey's biography raises the profile of C. Francis Jenkins from his former place in the footnotes to his rightful position as a true pioneer of today's film and television. Along the way, it provides a window into the earliest days of both motion pictures and television as well as the now-vanished world of the independent inventor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252038280 20160616
Green Library
Book
78 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
148 pages ; 29 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
204 p. ; 28 cm
This report assesses the current status of Korea's innovation system and policies, and identifies where and how the government should focus its efforts to improve the country's innovation capabilities. It finds that Korea has one of the highest rates of spending on R&D in the world, much of which is performed by private firms. It also has a highly educated labour force - as signalled by its impressive PISA performance and exceptionally high rates of tertiary level graduation - with a strong interest in science and technology. However, a number of bottlenecks persist that hamper Korea's economy.
Green Library
Book
xxiv, 130 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
The Innovation Performance Review of Armenia contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development, with particular reference to the problems of countries with economies in transition. It provides a set of recommendations and policy options to stimulate innovation activity in the country, enhance its innovation capacity and improve the overall efficiency of the national innovation system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211170795 20160618
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Digging for Treasure Island Chapter 2: Great Plots, Small Plans Chapter 3: Regionalism Unbounded: The Courts and Palaces Chapter 4: The Federal Building Chapter 5: California and the Pacific Chapter 6: The Pacific Area Chapter 7: A Room of Their Own: The Yerba Buena Club Conclusion Notes Works Cited Acknowledgments Holdings Related to the Golden Gate International Exposition in the Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520282827 20160618
Published on the occasion of the expo's 75th anniversary, Into the Void Pacific is the first architectural history of the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair. While fairs of the 1930's turned to the future as a foil to the Great Depression, the Golden Gate International Exposition conjured up geographical conceits to explore the nature of the city's place in what organizers called "Pacific Civilization." Andrew Shanken adopts D.H. Lawrence's suggestive description of California as a way of thinking about the architecture of the Golden Gate International Exposition, using the phrase void Pacific" to suggest the isolation and novelty of California and its habit of looking West rather than back over its shoulder to the institutions of the East Coast and Europe. The fair proposed this vision of the Pacific as an antidote to the troubled Atlantic world, then descending into chaos for the second time in a generation. Architects took up the theme and projected the regionalist sensibilities of Northern California onto Asian and Latin American architecture. Their eclectic, referential buildings drew widely on the cultural traditions of ancient Cambodia, China, and Mexico, as well as the International Style, Art Deco, and the Bay Region Tradition. The book explores how buildings supported the cultural and political work of the fair and fashioned a second, parallel world in a moment of economic depression and international turmoil. Yet it is also a tale of architectural compromise, contingency, and symbolism gone awry. With chapters organized around the creation of Treasure Island and the key areas and pavilions of the fair, this study takes a cut through the work of William Wurster, Bernard Maybeck, Timothy Pflueger, and Arthur Brown, Jr., among others. Shanken also looks closely at buildings as buildings, analyzing them in light of local circumstances, regionalist sensibilities, and national and international movements at that crucial moment when modernism and the Beaux-Arts intersected dynamically.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520282827 20160618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
2 volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm
East Asia Library
Journal/Periodical
volumes ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vii, 20 pages ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)