Scientia Canadensis

Volume 33, numéro 2, 2010 Comparative Issues in the History of Circumpolar Science and Technology Sous la direction de Liza Piper

Sommaire (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

  1. Minds of Our Own: Inventing Feminist Scholarship and Women’s Studies in Canada and Quebec, 1966-1976. Édité par Wendy Robbins, Meg Luxton, Margrit Eichler et Francine Descarries. (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008. xiv + 398 p., ill., notes, bibl., index. ISBN 978-1-55458-037-8)
  2. The Exchange University: Corporatization of Academic Culture. Edited by Adrienne S. Chan and Donald Fisher. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2008. xii + 228 p., notes, index. ISBN 978-0-7748-1569-7 85$ hc. 978-0-7748-1570-3 34.95$ pb.)
  3. Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television. By Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. 314 p., ill. ISBN-9780226467597)

Environment  / Environnement

  1. The River Returns: An Environmental History of the Bow. By Christopher Armstrong, Matthew Evenden and H.V. Nelles. (Montreal /Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009. xi + 488 p., ill., tab., maps, notes, bibl., index. ISBN 978-0-7735-3584-8 49.95$ hc.)
  2. The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada. By Liza Piper. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009. 424 p., ill., tab., maps., bibl., index. ISBN 978-0-7748-1532-1 85$ hc. ISBN 978-0-7748-1533-8 32.95$ pb.)

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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