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Hughes, Thomas Parke

Overview
Works: 99 works in 372 publications in 4 languages and 11,733 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Genealogy  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Contributor, Artist
Classifications: T21, 303.483
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Most widely held works about Thomas Parke Hughes
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Parke Hughes
American genesis : a century of invention and technological enthusiasm, 1870-1970 by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book that helped earn Thomas P. Hughes his reputation as one of the foremost historians of technology of our age and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990, American Genesis tells the sweeping story of America's technological revolution. Unlike other histories of technology, which focus on particular inventions like the light bulb or the automobile, American Genesis makes these inventions characters in a broad chronicle, both shaped by and shaping a culture. By weaving scientific and technological advancement into other cultural trends, Hughes demonstrates here the myriad ways in which the two are inexorably linked, and in a new preface, he recounts his earlier missteps in predicting the future of technology and follows its move into the information age."--Jacket
The Social construction of technological systems : new directions in the sociology and history of technology by Wiebe E Bijker( Book )

57 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The impact of technology on society is clear and unmistakeable. The influence of society on technology is more subtle. The 13 essays in this book have been written by a diverse group of scholars united by a common interest in creating a new field - the sociology of technology. They draw on a wide array of case studies - from cooking stoves to missile systems, from 15th-century Portugal to today's Al labs - to outline an original research program based on a synthesis of ideas from the social studies of science and the history of technology. Together they affirm the need for a study of technology that gives equal weight to technical, social, economic, and political questions"--Back cover
Networks of power : electrification in Western society, 1880-1930 by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

41 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Human-built world : how to think about technology and culture by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Human-Built World, Thomas Hughes chronicles the ideas about technology expressed by influential Western thinkers who not only understood its multifaceted character but who also explored its creative potential. Hughes draws on range of literature, art, and architecture to illuminate what technology has brought to society and culture, and to explain how we might begin to develop an "ecotechnology" that works with, not against, ecological systems. From the "Creator" model of development of the sixteenth century to the "big science" of the 1940s and 1950s to the architecture of Frank Gehry, Hughes charts the myriad ways that technology has been woven into the social and cultural fabric of different eras and the promises and problems it has offered. Thomas Jefferson, for instance, optimistically hoped that technology could be combined with nature to create an Edenic environment; Lewis Mumford, two centuries later, warned of the increasing mechanization of American life. Such divergent views, Hughes shows, have existed side by side, demonstrating the fundamental idea that "in its variety, technology is full of contradictions, laden with human folly, saved by occasional benign deeds, and rich with unintended consequences." In Human-Built World, he offers the history of these contradictions, follies, and consequences, a history that resurrects technology, rightfully, as more than gadgetry; it is in fact no less than an embodiment of human values."--Jacket
Lewis Mumford : public intellectual by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elmer Sperry; inventor and engineer by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescuing Prometheus by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at some of the technological projects that helped shape the modern world. Focuses on four postwar projects whose vastness and complexity inspired new technology, new organizations, and new management styles. The first use of computers to run systems was developed for the SAGE air defense project. The Atlas missile project was so complicated it required the development of systems engineering in order to complete it. The Boston Central Artery/Tunnel Project (the "Big Dig") tested systems engineering in the complex crucible of a large scale civilian roadway. And finally, the origins of the Internet fostered the collegial management style that later would take over Silicon Valley and define the modern computer industry
Science and the instrument-maker : Michelson, Sperry, and the speed of light by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Lives of the engineers, with an account of their principal works by Samuel Smiles( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems, experts, and computers : the systems approach in management and engineering, World War II and after by Agatha C Hughes( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War II, a systems approach to solving complex problems and managing complex systems came into vogue among engineers, scientists, and managers, fostered in part by the diffusion of digital computing power. Enthusiasm for the approach peaked during the Johnson administration, when it was applied to everything from military command and control systems to poverty in American cities. Although its failure in the social sphere, coupled with increasing skepticism about the role of technology and "experts" in American society, led to a retrenchment, systems methods are still part of modern managerial practice.This groundbreaking book charts the origins and spread of the systems movement. It describes the major players including RAND, MITRE, Ramo-Wooldrige (later TRW), and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis--and examines applications in a wide variety of military, government, civil, and engineering settings. The book is international in scope, describing the spread of systems thinking in France and Sweden. The story it tells helps to explain engineering thought and managerial practice during the last sixty years
Changing attitudes toward American technology by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Development of large technical systems( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699 by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Mann vieler Eigenschaften : Walther Rathenau und die Kultur der Moderne by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Edison, professional inventor by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metals and plastics; production and processing by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

4 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Century : America's time( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines daily life in America during the early 1900s--when a loaf of bread cost only a few cents, horse-power really meant horsepower, flying to the moon was the stuff of dreams and the average life span was only 45 years--while looking ahead to the decades of changes yet to come
Hinds County, Mississippi by Clara Wright Forrest( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of forging and heat treatment of steel by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

5 editions published between 1928 and 1939 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Human-built world : how to think about technology and culture
Alternative Names
Hughes, Thomas

Hughes, Thomas P.

Hughes, Thomas P. 1923-

Hughes, Thomas P. (Thomas Parke)

Hughes, Thomas P. (Thomas Parke), 1923-

Hughes, Thomas P. (Thomas Parke), 1923-2014

Hughes, Thomas Parke

Hughes, Thomas Parker

Thomas P. Hughes Amerikaans techniekhistoricus (1923-2014)

Thomas P. Hughes US-amerikanischer Wissenschafts- und Technikhistoriker

Thomas Parke Hughes

توماس پی. هیوز

ヒューズ, T. P.

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The Social construction of technological systems : new directions in the sociology and history of technologyNetworks of power : electrification in Western society, 1880-1930Human-built world : how to think about technology and cultureElmer Sperry; inventor and engineerRescuing PrometheusSystems, experts, and computers : the systems approach in management and engineering, World War II and after