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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.
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2. Annual report [2015 - ]

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vi, 521 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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78 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm.
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148 pages ; 29 cm
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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.
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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
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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)
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2 volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm
East Asia Library
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volumes ; 28 cm
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51 pages : illustrations are in colour, portrait, charts ; 20 cm
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xxii, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Why would Southern urban leaders want to create world's fairs?
  • Local issues and private money
  • Broader issues : international, federal, state, and local money
  • Designing the look of the expositions : architecture, landscape, sculpture
  • Opening the expositions
  • Commercial and government exhibits
  • Noncommercial exhibits
  • National unity and Southern profit at the special "days"
  • The woman's departments
  • The negro departments
  • Wrapping up the fairs.
The South was no stranger to world's fairs prior to the end of the nineteenth century. Atlanta first hosted a fair in the 1880s, as did New Orleans and Louisville, but after the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago drew comparisons to the great exhibitions of Victorian-era England, Atlanta's leaders planned to host another grand exposition that would not only confirm Atlanta as an economic hub the equal of Chicago and New York, but usher the South into the nation's industrial and political mainstream. Nashville and Charleston quickly followed suit with their own exhibitions. In the 1890s, the perception of the South was inextricably tied to race, and more specifically racial strife. Leaders in Atlanta, Nashville, and Charleston all sought ways to distance themselves from traditional impressions about their respective cities, which more often than not conjured images of poverty and treason in Americans barely a generation removed from the Civil War. Local business leaders used large-scale expositions to lessen this stigma while simultaneously promoting culture, industry, and economic advancement. Atlanta's Cotton States and International Exposition presented the city as a burgeoning economic center and used a keynote speech by Booker T. Washington to gain control of the national debate on race relations. Nashville's Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition chose to promote culture over mainstream success and marketed Nashville as a "Centennial City" replete with neoclassical architecture, drawing on its reputation as "the Athens of the south." Charleston's South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition followed in the footsteps of Atlanta's exposition. Its new class of progressive leaders saw the need to reestablish the city as a major port of commerce and designed the fair around a Caribbean theme that emphasized trade and the corresponding economics that would raise Charleston from a cotton exporter to an international port of interest. Bruce G. Harvey studies each exposition beginning at the local and individual level of organization and moving upward to explore a broader regional context. He argues that southern urban leaders not only sought to revive their cities but also to reinvigorate the South in response to northern prosperity. Local businessmen struggled to manage all the elements that came with hosting a world's fair, including raising funds, designing the fairs' architectural elements, drafting overall plans, soliciting exhibits, and gaining the backingof political leaders. However, these businessmen had defined expectations for their expositions not only in terms of economic and local growth but also considering what an international exposition had come to represent to the community and the region in which they were hosted. Harvey juxtaposes local and regional aspects of world's fair in the South and shows that nineteenth-century expositions had grown into American institutions in their own right.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781572338654 20160616
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vii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Humanesis critically examines central strains of posthumanism, searching out biases in the ways that human-technology coupling is explained. Specifically, it interrogates three approaches taken by posthumanist discourse: scientific, humanist, and organismic. David Cecchetto's investigations reveal how each perspective continues to hold on to elements of the humanist tradition that it is ostensibly mobilized against. His study frontally desublimates the previously unseen presumptions that underlie each of the three thought lines and offers incisive appraisals of the work of three prominent thinkers: Ollivier Dyens, Katherine Hayles, and Mark Hansen. To materially ground the problematic of posthumanism, Humanesis interweaves its theoretical chapters with discussions of artworks. These highlight the topos of sound, demonstrating how aurality might produce new insights in a field that has been dominated by visualization. Cecchetto, a media artist, scrutinizes his own collaborative artistic practice in which he elucidates the variegated causal chains that compose human-technological coupling. Humanesis advances the posthumanist conversation in several important ways. It proposes the term "technological posthumanism" to focus on the discourse as it relates to technology without neglecting its other disciplinary histories. It suggests that deconstruction remains relevant to the enterprise, especially with respect to the performative dimension of language. It analyzes artworks not yet considered in the light of posthumanism, with a particular emphasis on the role of aurality. And the form of the text introduces a reflexive component that exemplifies how the dialogue of posthumanism might progress without resorting to the types of unilateral narratives that the book critiques."-- Provided by publisher.
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xiv, 302 pages ; 24 cm
  • Existing law and new technologies
  • Biotechnology : emerging technology past and present
  • Nanotechnology : emerging technology present
  • Geoengineering : a technological solution to climate change?
  • Synthetic biology : the new biotechnology
  • Human enhancement and general reflections on managing emerging technologies.
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x, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • I. Health, Food, and the Home
  • Material Culture, Public Health, and the Technologies of Hygiene in Modern Mexico, 1890s-1940s / Claudia Agostoni
  • Cooking Technologies and Electrical Appliances in 1940s and 1950s Mexico / Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez
  • Domestic Technologies : Gender, Technology, and Mexican Housewives, 1930-1950 / Joanne Hershfield
  • II. Photography, Television, and the Internet
  • Technologies of Seeing : Photography and Culture / John Mraz
  • The Early Years of La Tele / Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
  • And Television Appeared among the Mexicans / Carlos Monsivais ; translated by Lorna Scott Fox
  • Revolt, Confusion, and the Cult of the Trivial in Mexican Cyberculture / Naief Yehya
  • III. Radio and Music
  • The Race for the Airwaves : Journalism and the Radio Industry in Modern Mexico / Viviane Mahieux
  • Music Culture and Resistance in Mexico, 1968-1988 : Popular Music and Mass Media / Ricardo Perez Montfort
  • Technology for Cultural Survival : Indigenous-Language Radio at the End of the Twentieth Century / Antoni Castells-Talens and Jose Manuel Ramos Rodriguez
  • IV. Railroads, Automobiles, and the Metro
  • Film, Time, and the Railway in Porfirian and Revolutionary Mexico / David M.J. Wood
  • "Los Hijos de Ford" : Mexico in the Automobile Age, 1900-1930 / J. Brian Freeman
  • Railroad Culture and Mobility in Twentieth-Century Mexico / Guillermo Guajardo and Paolo Riguzzi ; translated by Viviane Gomez
  • From the Primordial Cave to Postmodern Velocity : The Mexico City Subway / Juan Villoro ; translated by Lorna Scott Fox
  • V. Literature, Art, and Architecture
  • Estridentismo's Technologies : Modernity's "Efficient Agents" in Post-revolutionary Mexico / Lynda Klich
  • Technology, Labor, and Realism : Diego Rivera's Secretaria de Educacion Publica Murals / Anna Indych-Lopez
  • Cyborg versus "Homo scribens" : Mexican Literary Expressions in the Era of "Technoculture" / Erja Vettenranta
  • Technology and the Architectural Culture of Mexico from the 1968 Olympic Games to the Onset of the New Millennium / Edward R. Burian
  • List of Contributors.
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