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Histories of Technology, the Environment and Modern Britain

Agar, JE and Ward, J (Eds). (2018) Histories of Technology, the Environment and Modern Britain. [Book]. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Histories of Technology, the Environment and Modern Britain brings together historians with a wide range of interests to take a uniquely wide-lens view of how technology and the environment have been intimately and irreversibly entangled in Britain over the last 300 years. It combines, for the first time, two perspectives with much to say about Britain since the industrial revolution: the history of technology and environmental history. Technologies are modified environments, just as nature is to varying extents engineered. Furthermore, technologies and our living and non-living environment are both predominant material forms of organisation – and self-organisation – that surround and make us. Both have changed over time, in intersecting ways. Technologies discussed in the collection include bulldozers, submarine cables, automobiles, flood barriers, medical devices, museum displays and biotechnologies. Environments investigated include bogs, cities, farms, places of natural beauty and pollution, land and sea. The book explores this diversity but also offers an integrated framework for understanding these intersections.

Type: Book
Title: Histories of Technology, the Environment and Modern Britain
ISBN-13: 9781911576570
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911576570
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781911576570
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Contributors, 2018 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in the captions, 2018 This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0).This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Agar, J. and Ward, J. (eds.). 2018. Histories of Technology, the Environment and Modern Britain . London: UCL Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781911576570 Further details about Creative Commons licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Keywords: British history, Technology, Environment, Environmental history
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Science and Technology Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10046161
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