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American Cities and Technology

Wilderness to Wired city

American Cities and Technology by Gerrylynn K. Roberts
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Designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the American Cities and Technology textbook. Chronologically, this volume ranges from the earliest technological dimensions of Amerindian settlements to the 'wired city' concept of the 1960s and internet communications of the 1990s.Its focus extends beyond the US to include telecomunications in Asian cities in the late 20th century. The topics covered:
* the rise of the skyscraper
*the coming of the automobile age
* relations between private and public transport
* the development of infrastructural technologies and systems
* the implications of electronic communications
* the emergence of city planning.
Taylor and Francis; November 2005
272 pages; ISBN 9781134636129
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Title: American Cities and Technology
Author: Gerrylynn K. Roberts; Philip Steadman
 
ISBNs
113463613X
9780415200837
9781134636129
9781134636136