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By Ken Alder

Engineering the Revolution records the forging of a brand new dating among expertise and politics in progressive France, and the inauguration of a distinctively sleek type of the “technological life.”  right here, Ken Alder rewrites the background of the eighteenth century because the overall background of 1 specific artifact—the gun—by supplying a unique and old account of the way fabric artifacts turn out to be the result of political fight. through increasing the “political” to incorporate clash over fabric gadgets, this quantity rethinks the character of engineering rationality, the origins of mass construction, the increase of meritocracy, and our interpretation of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.

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