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Hersch, Matthew H.

Works: 6 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 390 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Matthew H Hersch
Inventing the American astronaut by Matthew H Hersch( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who were the men who led America's first voyages into space? Were they soldiers or daredevils? The public sometimes imagined them that way: military men or hot-shot pilots without the capacity for doubt, fear, or worry. Instead, the early astronauts were something else: a new kind of "organization man," calm, calculating, and attuned to the politics and celebrity of the space race. Through archival documents, popular culture, and interviews with the astronauts themselves, the book examines the origins of a new American profession and follows it through the last Moon landing and the creation of the space shuttle--
A social history of American technology by Ruth Schwartz Cowan( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Social History of American Technology, Second Edition, tells the story of American technology from the tools used by its earliest inhabitants to the technological systems--cars and computers, aircraft and antibiotics--that we are familiar with today. Ruth Schwartz Cowan and Matthew H. Hersch demonstrate how technological change has always been closely related to social and economic development, and examine the important mutual relationships between social history and technological change. They explain how the unique characteristics of American cultures and American geography have affected the technologies that have been invented, manufactured, and used throughout the years--and also the reverse: how those technologies have affected the daily lives, the unique cultures, and the environments of all Americans. New to this Edition: An updated discussion of the automobile, including fuel efficiency, electric vehicles, the decline of the Big Four auto companies, and climate change; An extended examination of aerospace technology, including satellites, space shuttles, GPS, and precision-guided weapons; An expanded examination of wireless telegraphy, radio, and television and other electronic media; New material on information technologies, from mainframe computers to personal computers, the internet, social media and smartphones; A new examination of twentieth-century food and drug technologies, in terms of their unintended consequences, reframed as examples of technoscience; A new chapter on biotechnology, explaining the science of genetic modification and exploring genetically modified bacteria as drug factories and genetically modified plants as food products.--Publisher website
We Are All Astronauts The Image of the Space Traveler in Arts and Media by Marc Blancher( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High fashion : the women's undergarment industry and the foundations of american spaceflight by Matthew H Hersch( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pioneer reconnaissance" : atomic attack and satellite surveillance in postwar America by Matthew H Hersch( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Neil A. Armstrong, 5 August 1930 -- 25 August 2012 by Matthew H Hersch( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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