Scientia Canadensis
Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Revue canadienne d'histoire des sciences, des techniques et de la médecine

Volume 33, Number 2, 2010 Comparative Issues in the History of Circumpolar Science and Technology Guest-edited by Liza Piper

Table of contents (17 articles)


  1. Introduction: The History of Circumpolar Science and Technology
  2. Exploring Greenland: Science and Technology in Cold War Settings
  3. J.E. Bernier’s Claims to Fame
  4. Winged Prometheans: Arctic Aviation as Socialist Construction in Stalinist Russia, 1928-1939
  5. Polar Horizons: Images of the Arctic in Accounts of Amundsen’s Polar Aviation Expeditions

Book Reviews / Comptes rendus

General / Général

Environment / Environnement

Technology / Technologie

  1. Japan’s Motorcycle Wars: An Industry History. By Jeffrey W. Alexander. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2008. xii + 276 p., ill., tab., notes, bibl., index. ISBN 978-0-7748-1453-9 85 $ hc. ISBN 978-0-7748-1454-6 29.95$ pb.)
  2. Calculating a Natural World: Scientists, Engineers, and Computers during the Rise of U.S. Cold War Research. By Akera Atsushi. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007. 440 pp., 20 ill., bibl., index.. 23$ pb.)
  3. The Raftsmen of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers. By Léon A. Robidoux. (Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue: Shoreline, 2008. 192 p., ill., maps, bibl. ISBN 978-1-896754-38-3 $22.95)
  4. Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison. By Michael Brian Schiffer.(Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2008. ix + 420 p., tab., ill., bibl. ISBN 978-0-262-19582-9)
  5. Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry. By Frederick Dalzell. (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009. xii + 287 p., ill., notes, index. ISBN 978-0-262-04256-7 $30 US)
  6. Punched Card Systems and the Early Information Explosion, 1880-1945 By Lars Heide. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. 369 p. ISBN 978-0-8018-9143-4 65$ US)
  7. Television: The Life Story of a Technology. By Alexander B. Magoun. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. xviii + 209 p., ill., bibl., gloss., index. ISBN 978-0-8018-9072-7 $25)

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