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Hughes, Thomas Parke

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Works: 80 works in 412 publications in 4 languages and 13,866 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Festschriften  Documentary television programs  Internet videos  Television programs  Genealogy  Nonfiction television programs  Television specials 
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( )

66 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 2,363 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
American genesis : a century of invention and technological enthusiasm, 1870-1970 by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,505 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
Systems, experts, and computers : the systems approach in management and engineering, World War II and after by Agatha C Hughes( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,464 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 1,287 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
Networks of power : electrification in Western society, 1880-1930 by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

49 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,253 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 )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 932 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
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 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Mumford : public intellectual by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescuing Prometheus by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 613 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
Elmer Sperry; inventor and engineer by Thomas Parke Hughes( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 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 )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Development of large technical systems by Renate Mayntz( )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in English and held by 539 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 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 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 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeds of change( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watch and enjoy the world premiere of Seeds of Change, a short opera composed, rehearsed and performed in one week as part of the Royal Opera House's Write an Opera course. The plot sees big drama in a small village. The regular winner of the annual vegetable competition is artichoke-growing Lady Dee. She is outraged to see that a newcomer to the area, young Dr Who fan Alan, has entered his own artichoke. A mysterious stranger helps Alan and watches the proceedings. Alan wins the cup but ultimately takes pity on Lady Dee
Hinds County, Mississippi : volume 1 marriage records, 1823-184l8, and volume 2 will book 1, 1822-1859, abstracts by Clara Wright Forrest( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Systems, experts, and computers : the systems approach in management and engineering, World War II and after
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American genesis : a century of invention and technological enthusiasm, 1870-1970Systems, 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 HughesNetworks of power : electrification in Western society, 1880-1930Human-built world : how to think about technology and cultureRescuing PrometheusElmer Sperry; inventor and engineer
Alternative Names
Hughes, Thomas

Hughes, Thomas 1923-2014

Hughes, Thomas P.

Hughes, Thomas P. 1923-

Hughes, Thomas P. 1923-2014

Hughes, Thomas P. (Thomas Parke)

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

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

Hughes, Thomas Parke

Hughes, Thomas Parker

Parke Hughes, Thomas 1923-2014

Thomas P. Hughes Amerikaans techniekhistoricus (1923-2014)

Thomas P. Hughes historiador estadounidense

Thomas P. Hughes historiador estatunidenc

Thomas P. Hughes US-amerikanischer Wissenschafts- und Technikhistoriker

Thomas Parke Hughes

Thomas Parke Hughes historien américain

توماس پی. هیوز

ヒューズ, T. P.

Languages
English (328)

German (15)

Japanese (1)

Italian (1)