Science and technology in 20th-century American life

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2007.
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We are constantly reminded by the media that technology exists only to expand and change. Our own experience tells us that it often curls up and dies. Therefore it is uniquely satisfying to read about scientific research that led to helpful technologies that led to markets, and vice versa. Independent scholar Cumo traces the fates of technologies that affected most ordinary Americans in their work and homes. He describes the pure scientific research behind applications in agriculture, transportation, health and disease, the city, the home, communications and media, the military, education, and leisure. Along with what we might expect (the Internet, the automobile) Cumo also presents surprising information about such overlooked topics as hybridization of crop plants in agriculture, fortification of food with vitamins, and even the effects of the tractor on health. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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