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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 23, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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Hailed a “significant contribution” by The New York Times, David Noble’s book America by Design describes the factors that have shaped the history of scientific technology in the United States. Since the beginning, technology and industry have been undeniably intertwined, and Noble demonstrates how corporate capitalism has not only become the driving force behind the development of technology in this country but also how scientific research—particularly within universities—has been dominated by the corporations who fund it, who go so far as to influence the education of the engineers that will one day create the technology to be used for capitalist gain.  Noble reveals that technology, often thought to be an independent science, has always been a means to an end for the men pulling the strings of Corporate America—and it was these men that laid down the plans for the design of the modern nation today.

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Foreword by Christopher Lasch
Part One Technology as Social Production Industry
The Wedding of Science to the Useful ArtsII
The Wedding of Science to the Useful ArtsIII
Preservation Through Change Corporate Engineers
Part Two Corporate Reform as Conscious Social
The Corporation as Inventor PatentLaw Reform
Science for Industry The Organization of Industrial
Technology as People The Industrial Process
Technology as People The Industrial Process

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