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Technology and Globalisation


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Chapter 1. Technological Encounters: Locating Experts in the History of Globalisation.Chapter 2. The Historical Roots of Modern Bridges: China Engineers as Global Actors.Chapter 3.- Indigenous Resistance and the Technological Imperative: From Chemistry in Birmingham to Camphor Wars in Formosa, 1860s-1914.Chapter 4. Global Engineers: Professional Trajectories of the Graduates of the Ecole des arts et manufactures (1830s-1920s).Chapter 5. Re-designing Africa: Railways and Globalisation in the Era of the New Imperialism.Chapter 6. The Global Rise of Patent Expertise during the Late Nineteenth Century.Chapter 7. Networks of American Experts in the Caribbean: The Harvard Botanic Station in Cuba (1898-1930).Chapter 8. Hector Vera: Breaking Global Standards: The Anti-Metric Crusade of American Engineer.Chapter 9. Statistics as Service to Democracy: Experimental Design and the Dutiful American Scientist.Chapter 10. The bona fide contracts: An Engineering Company in Wartime Shanghai, 1937-1945.Chapter 11. Dutch Irrigation Engineers and Their (Post-) Colonial Irrigation Networks.Chapter 12. Engineers and Scientist as Commercial Agents of the Spanish Nuclear Program.Chapter 13. Engineers' Diplomacy: The South American Petroleum Institute, 1941-1950s.Chapter 14. Epilogue: Technology's Activists and Global Dynamics.

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David Pretel is Research Fellow at the Centre for Historical Studies, Colmex, The College of Mexico, Mexico. He specialises in the global history of technology, international economic history and the intellectual history of capitalism, with an ever-increasing interest in Latin American history.

Lino Camprubi is Research Fellow at the Center for the History of Science, UAB Barcelona, Spain. He has been a research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany, and a visiting lecturer at University of Chicago, USA.

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