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Rescuing Prometheus

Four Monumental Projects That Changed the Modern World

by Thomas P. Hughes

  • 164 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Vintage .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Current Affairs,
  • Social Aspects,
  • Technology,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • General,
  • History,
  • Technology / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages372
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7700086M
    ISBN 100679739386
    ISBN 109780679739388

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    In his book Rescuing Prometheus, Thomas P. Hughes describes four seminal projects that changed the world through technological advancements, illustrating the rich and productive intertwining of the military-industrial-university complex as well as describing a world locked in a potentially deadly battle between the superpowers, bureaucratic. In the end, though, Rescuing Prometheus's strength is in the assiduously researched stories of individual projects, and is worth reading for those alone. Rescuing Prometheus, by Thomas P. .

    In ''Rescuing Prometheus,'' Thomas P. Hughes, a professor of the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, focuses on the cold war years, a particularly exciting era when rivalry with Moscow caused Washington to finance vast technological innovation, when collaboration between the Pentagon and companies like IBM and. Fortunately, after many years, the great hero, Hercules, killed the eagle, rescuing Prometheus from his torment. The ancient Greeks, believing that fire was given to mankind by Prometheus.


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