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Hughes, Thomas Parke

Works: 137 works in 506 publications in 4 languages and 14,689 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Genealogy  Biographies  Festschriften  Family histories  Internet videos  Television programs  Documentary television programs  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Artist
Classifications: T21, 303.483
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The Social construction of technological systems : new directions in the sociology and history of technology by Wiebe E Bijker( )

68 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 2,603 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
Systems, experts, and computers : the systems approach in management and engineering, World War II and after by Agatha C Hughes( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study 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
Technologies of power : essays in honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley Hughes by Agatha C Hughes( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection explores how technologies become forms of power, how people embed their authority in technological systems, and how the machines and the knowledge that make up technical systems strengthen or reshape social, political, and cultural power. The authors suggest ways in which a more nuanced investigation of technology's complex history can enrich our understanding of the changing meanings of modernity. They consider the relationship among the state, expertise, and authority; the construction of national identity; changes in the structure and distribution of labor; political ideology and industrial development; and political practices during the Cold War. The essays show how insight into the technological aspects of such broad processes can help synthesize material and cultural methods of inquiry and how reframing technology's past in broader historical terms can suggest new directions for science and technology studies.The essays were written in honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley Hughes, whose spirit of inquiry they seek to continue.ContributorsJanet Abbate, Michael Thad Allen, W. Bernard Carlson, Gabrielle Hecht, Erik P. Rau, Eric Schatzberg, Amy Slaton, John Staudenmaier, Edmund N. Todd, Hans Weinberger
American genesis : a century of invention and technological enthusiasm, 1870-1970 by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hughes presents a history of the American genius for invention and technology, and argues that inventors, industrial scientists, engineers, and designers have been the makers of the first technological nation. He delves into the motivations and methods of the creative person, and traces the evolution of invention, how its practice changed as its locale shifted from inventor's workshop to the industrial research laboratory, business corporation, and the military-industrial complex. He also covers the culture of technology: how order, system, and control have become values whose influence extends beyond technology; the Soviet Union's exploitation of America's know-how, especially in scientific management; and the disappointments with technology as articulated by Lewis Mumford, Jacques Wllul, and Henry Marcuse. ISBN 0-670-81478-4: $24.95
Networks of power : electrification in Western society, 1880-1930 by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,254 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 )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 937 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."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Science and the instrument-maker : Michelson, Sperry, and the speed of light by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescuing Prometheus by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 625 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
Lewis Mumford : public intellectual by Thomas P Hughes( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major American inventor who obtained over 350 patents during his lifetime, Elmer Sperry contributed greatly to the momentous technological changes that occurred between 1880 and 1930. Best known for the Sperry gyrocompass and automatic pilot, his inventions included arc-light systems, mining machinery, electric automobiles and streetcars, and electrochemical processes ..."--Jacket
The development of Western technology since 1500 by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction / Thomas Parke Hughes -- From Erewhon to nowhere / Lewis Mumford -- Leonardo da Vinci : natural philosopher and engineer / John W. Lieb -- Lazarus Ercker and the role of the assayer / Cyril Stanley Smith -- The Grand Canal of Languedoc and its constructor, Pierre-Paul Riquet de Bonrepos / Samuel Smiles -- The Huguenots and the diffusion of technology / Warren Scoville -- A sketch of the industrial history of the Coalbrookdale district / Rhys Jenkins -- Science and the steam engine / Milton Kerker -- The engineers and the industrial revolution / Samuel Smiles -- Origins of the Society of Civil Engineers (from the Reports of the late John Smeaton) -- The factory system of production / Andrew Ure -- The genesis of American engineering competition / D.L. Burn -- Peter Beuth and the rise of Prussian industry, 1810-1845 / W.O. Henderson -- America at the world fairs, 1851-1893 / Merle Curti -- Coal tar dye manufacture and the origins of the modern industrial research laboratory / John J. Beer -- Sullivan's skyscrapers as the expression of nineteenth-century technology / Carl W. Condit
The Development of large technical systems by Renate Mayntz( )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an outcome of the conference on the development of large technical systems held in Berlin in 1986. It focuses on the comparative analysis of the development of large technical systems, particularly electrical power, railroad, air traffic, telephone, and other forms of telecommunication
Selections from Lives of the engineers, with an account of their principal works by Samuel Smiles( Book )

9 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing attitudes toward American technology by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Erfindung Amerikas : der technologische Aufstieg in den USA seit 1870 by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ancestry : giving the name and descent, in the male line, of Americans whose ancestors settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence, A.D. 1776 by Thomas Patrick Hughes( Book )

5 editions published between 1887 and 1888 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Systems, experts, and computers : the systems approach in management and engineering, World War II and after
Systems, experts, and computers : the systems approach in management and engineering, World War II and afterTechnologies of power : essays in honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley HughesAmerican genesis : a century of invention and technological enthusiasm, 1870-1970Networks of power : electrification in Western society, 1880-1930Human-built world : how to think about technology and cultureRescuing PrometheusElmer Sperry; inventor and engineer
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Hughes, Thomas 1923-

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