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    What is technology?: Technology: critical history of a concept, by Eric Schatzberg, Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press, 2018, 352 pp., $27.45 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0-226-58383-9.Jon Agar - 2020 - Annals of Science 77 (3):377-382.
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    What is science for? The Lighthill report on artificial intelligence reinterpreted.Jon Agar - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (3):289-310.
    This paper uses a case study of a 1970s controversy in artificial-intelligence research to explore how scientists understand the relationships between research and practical applications. It is part of a project that seeks to map such relationships in order to enable better policy recommendations to be grounded empirically through historical evidence. In 1972 the mathematician James Lighthill submitted a report, published in 1973, on the state of artificial-intelligence research under way in the United Kingdom. The criticisms made in the report (...)
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    Alexander S. Sharov and Igor D. Novikov. Edwin Hubble, the Discoverer of the Big Bang Universe, translated by Vitaly Kisin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Pp. xv + 187. ISBN 0-521-41617-5. £19.95, $34.95. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1994 - British Journal for the History of Science 27 (4):479-480.
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  4. Rendering satellites more visible: Doug Millard: Satellite: Innovation in orbit. London: Reaktion Books, 2017, $25 Cloth.Jon Agar - 2017 - Metascience 26 (3):437-439.
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    Frederik Nebeker, Calculating the Weather: Meteorology in the 20th Century. San Diego: Academic Press, 1995. Pp. vii+255, illus. ISBN 0-12-515175-6. $64.95. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1997 - British Journal for the History of Science 30 (1):101-121.
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    Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray, computer: A history of the information machine. New York: Basic books, 1996. Pp. IX+340. Isbn 0-465-02989-2. No price given. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1998 - British Journal for the History of Science 31 (3):361-375.
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    Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray, computer: A history of the information machine. New York: Basic books, 1996. Pp. IX+340. Isbn 0-465-02989-2. No price given. Paul N. Edwards, the closed world: Computers and the politics of discourse in cold war America. Cambridge, ma: Mit press, 1996. Pp. XX+440. Isbn 0-262-05051-X. £33.95. Arthur L. Norberg and Judy E. O'Neill, transforming computer technology: Information processing for the pentagon, 1962–1986. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins university press, 1996. Pp. XIV+360. Isbn 0-8018-5152-1. £41.50. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1998 - British Journal for the History of Science 31 (3):361-375.
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    DAVID H. DEVORKIN, Henry Norris Russell: Dean of American Astronomers. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000. Pp. xix+499. ISBN 0-691-04918-1. £30.00, $49.50. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2002 - British Journal for the History of Science 35 (4):475-485.
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    Reinhard siegmund-schultze, Rockefeller and the internationalization of mathematics between the two world wars: Documents and studies for the social history of mathematics in the 20th century. Science networks – historical studies, 25. basel, boston and Berlin: Birkhäuser verlag, 2001. Pp. XIII+341. Isbn 3-7643-6468-8. $94.95. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2003 - British Journal for the History of Science 36 (1):87-127.
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    Norbert Wiener, Invention: The Care and Feeding of Ideas, with an Introduction by Steve J. Heims. Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, 1993. Pp. xxiv + 159. ISBN 0-262-23167-0. £17.95. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1995 - British Journal for the History of Science 28 (1):123-124.
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    Thomas J. misa, Philip Brey and Andrew Feenberg , modernity and technology. Cambridge, ma and London: Mit press, 2003. Pp. IX+421. Isbn 0-262-13421-7. £26.50. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2005 - British Journal for the History of Science 38 (4):471-473.
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    Alan Hodgkin. Chance and Design: Reminiscences of Science in Peace and War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Pp. xi + 412. ISBN 0-521-40099-6. £40. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1993 - British Journal for the History of Science 26 (2):255-256.
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    STEPHEN B. JOHNSON, The Secret of Apollo: Systems Management in American and European Space Programs. New Series in NASA History. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. Pp. xvii+290. ISBN 0-8018-6898-X. £30.50 . JOHN M. LOGSDON , Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program. Volume V: Exploring the Cosmos. NASA History Series. Washington: NASA, 2001. Pp. xxviii+796. ISBN 0-16-061774-X. No price given . DOUGLAS J. MUDGWAY, Uplink-Downlink: A History of the Deep Space Network 1957–1997. NASA History Series. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of External Relations, 2001. Pp. xlviii+674. ISBN 0-16-066599-X. $82.00 , $102.50. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2004 - British Journal for the History of Science 37 (2):231-233.
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    Sean F. Johnston, Holographic Visions: A History of New Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Pp. xxi+518. ISBN 0-19-857122-4. £75.00. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2008 - British Journal for the History of Science 41 (1):126-127.
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    AGATHA C. HUGHES and THOMAS P. HUGHES , Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After. Dibner Institute Studies in the History of Science and Technology. Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, 2000. Pp. ii+513. ISBN 0-262-08285-3. 34.50. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2003 - British Journal for the History of Science 36 (4):485-487.
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    The History of Radio Astronomy and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory: Evolution toward Big Science. Benjamin K. Malphrus.Jon Agar - 1997 - Isis 88 (2):359-361.
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    Harry Collins. Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-first Century. x + 377 pp., illus., tables, apps., bibl., index. Originally published in 2011. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2013. $40. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2015 - Isis 106 (1):218-219.
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    Atsushi Akera. Calculating a Natural World: Scientists, Engineers, and Computers during the Rise of U.S. Cold War Research. ix + 427 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, Mass./London: MIT Press, 2007. $40. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2008 - Isis 99 (3):646-647.
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    James Gillies and Robert cailliau, how the web was born. Oxford: Oxford university press, 2000. Pp. XII+372. Isbn 0-19-286207-3. £8.99, $15.95. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2001 - British Journal for the History of Science 34 (3):341-373.
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    Peter Robertson, Beyond Southern Skies: Radio Astronomy and the Parkes Telescope. Cambridge, New York and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Pp. xi + 357. ISBN 0-521-41408-3. £40.00. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1994 - British Journal for the History of Science 27 (1):124-125.
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    BJHS special issue: On time: history, science and commemoration.Jon Agar, William Ashworth & Jeff Hughes - 2000 - British Journal for the History of Science 33 (4):385-385.
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    Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution. Donald E. Osterbrock. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1998 - Isis 89 (1):163-164.
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    Alexander C.T. Geppert , Imagining Outer Space: European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Pp. xvii+393. ISBN 978-0-230-23172-6. £70.00. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2013 - British Journal for the History of Science 46 (2):352-354.
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    Erwin Tomash;, Michael R. Williams. The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing: An Annotated and Illustrated Catalog. 3 volumes. x + 1,572 pp., illus., bibl., indexes. Privately printed, 2009. $600. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2010 - Isis 101 (3):637-639.
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    William Sheehan, The Immortal Fire Within. The Life and Work of Edward Emerson Barnard. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Pp. xiv + 429, illus. ISBN 0-521-44489-6. £40.00, $49.95. - Gale E. Christianson, Edwin Hubble. Mariner of the Nebulae. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995. Pp. x + 420, illus. ISBN 0-374-14660-8. $27.50. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1996 - British Journal for the History of Science 29 (4):486-488.
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    Michael Sean Mahoney. Histories of Computing. Edited and with an introduction by, Thomas Haigh. 260 pp., figs., index. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010. $49.95. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2013 - Isis 104 (4):868-869.
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    Hunter Crowther‐Heyck. Herbert A. Simon: The Bounds of Reason in Modern America. xi + 420 pp., bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2006 - Isis 97 (3):566-566.
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    Jennifer Karns Alexander. The Mantra of Efficiency: From Waterwheel to Social Control. x + 233 pp., figs., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. $49.95. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2009 - Isis 100 (3):629-630.
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    Michael Riordan and Lillian Hoddeson, Crystal fire: The birth of the information age. New York and London: W. W. Norton & company, 1997. Pp. X+352. Isbn 0-393-04124-7. £27.50, $56.95. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2000 - British Journal for the History of Science 33 (2):231-254.
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    Nathan L. Ensmenger. The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise. 336 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2010. $30. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2011 - Isis 102 (4):802-803.
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    Ronald E. Doel, Solar System Astronomy in America: Communities, Patronage, and Inter-disciplinary Science, 1920–1960. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp. xxi+280, illus. ISBN 0-521-41573-X. £40.00, $59.95. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1997 - British Journal for the History of Science 30 (2):233-249.
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    David Kaiser and W. Patrick McCray , Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation and American Counterculture. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016. Pp. 426. ISBN 978-0-226-37291-4. £17.50/$25.00. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2017 - British Journal for the History of Science 50 (4):743-744.
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    Sacrificial Experts? Science, Senescence and Saving the British Nuclear Project.Jon Agar - 2013 - History of Science 51 (1):63-84.
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    Harry Collins, gravity's shadow: The search for gravitational waves. Chicago and London: University of chicago press, 2004. Pp. XXIII+870. Isbn 0-226-11378-7. $39.00. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2006 - British Journal for the History of Science 39 (4):624-625.
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    John Krige, Angelina Long Callahan and Ashok Maharaj, NASA in the World: Fifty Years of International Collaboration in Space. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Pp. xvii+353. ISBN 978-1-137-34092-4. £22.00. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2014 - British Journal for the History of Science 47 (4):757-759.
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    Science without frontiers: cosmopolitanism and national interests in the world of learning, 1870-1940. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2019 - Annals of Science 76 (1):103-105.
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    Mark Mazower. Governing the World: The History of an Idea. xix + 475 pp., bibl., index. New York: Penguin Press, 2012. $29.95. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 2013 - Isis 104 (4):827-828.
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    Gerald L. Geison and Frederic L. Homes , Research Schools: Historical Reappraisals. Osiris 8 . Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1993. Pp. viii + 248. ISBN 0-226-28545-6. $39.00 ; 0-226-28546-4, $25.00. [REVIEW]Jon Agar - 1995 - British Journal for the History of Science 28 (2):245-246.
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