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Industrialized Nature: Brute Force Technology and the Transformation of the Natural World

By: Paul R Josephson

Island Press

Hardback | Oct 2002 | #136624 | ISBN: 1559637773
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The story of the 20th century assault on nature by 'brute-force technology', often based on feeble science and dodgy finance, and almost always destructive. While admiring 'great hero projects' such as canals and dams, the author documents their social and environmental costs.

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Paul R. Josephson is associate professor of history at Colby College. He is the author of Red Atom: Russia's Nuclear Power Program from Stalin to Today (Freeman, 1999), Totalitarian Science and Technology (Humanities, 1996), and New Atlantis Revisited: Akademgorodok, the Siberian City of Science (Princeton, 1997), which won the Shulman Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. He has published articles in Physics Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times.

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