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The Radiance Of France

Pub Date : 2009-07-31 | Author : Gabrielle Hecht | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 9780262266178
ISBN 13 : 0262266172

In the aftermath of World War II, as France sought a distinctive role for itself in the modern, postcolonial world, the nation and its leaders enthusiastically embraced large techn..


The Radiance Of France

Pub Date : 2009 | Author : Gabrielle Hecht | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0262258897
ISBN 13 : 9780262258890

How it happened that technological prowess and national glory (or "radiance," which also means "radiation" in French) became synonymous in France as nowhere else...


The Radiance Of France

Pub Date : 2000-07-31 | Author : Gabrielle Hecht | Publisher : MIT Press (MA)

ISBN 10 : 0262581965
ISBN 13 : 9780262581967

Winner of the 1999 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association. and Winner of the 2001 Edelstein Prize (formerly the Dexter Prize) presented by the Society fo..


Being Nuclear

Pub Date : 2012-03-02 | Author : Gabrielle Hecht | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 9780262300674
ISBN 13 : 0262300672

Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 2003, after the infamous "yellow cake fro..


Entangled Geographies

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Gabrielle Hecht | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 9780262515788
ISBN 13 : 0262515784

Investigations into how technologies became peculiar forms of politics in an expanded geography of the Cold War...


Technologies Of Power

Pub Date : 2001 | Author : Thomas Parke Hughes | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 026251124X
ISBN 13 : 9780262511247

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 tech..


The Birth Of France

Pub Date : 1987-08-12 | Author : Katharine Scherman | Publisher : Random House Inc

ISBN 10 : UOM:39015012847185
ISBN 13 :

Depicts the vitality of a barbarian people, the decadence of a dying empire, and the crucial role of the development of Christianity while tracing the saga of the earliest kings of..