Skip navigation
The Australian National University

Publications

from conservation to ecology: the development of environmental concern

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 1973

The purpose of this volume is to present a narrative account (necessarily somewhat episodic) of the development of American concern for the environment.  The organization is largely chronological, moving from the wilderness through the first...

The Military-Industrial Complex

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 1972

  This is the first book to trace the development of the military-industrial complex through a collection of readings that combines scholarly overviews from history, economics, and sociology with documents and analyses from world War I to the...

The Politics of American Science 1939 to the Present

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 1972

The volume contains some very important and challenging documents.  Much of the administrative and policy history of the World War II agencies for research and development is sensitively and economically told through the use of well-chosen and...

Early Stationary Steam Engines in America

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 1970

It is readily acknowledged that the advent of steam power in America, as elsewhere, sparked an industrial revolution and led to a radical change in the economy and the  face of the land.  Yet the history of one important type of steam...

Readings in Technology and American Life

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 1970

This book presents a documentary record of the progress of engineering and technology throughout Americn history.  The volume contains over eighty entries, including selections taken from the reports of the colonial settlers, early nineteenth-...

Technology in Western Civilization - 2 volumes

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell
Technology has been one of the major determinants in the development of Western civilization; yet only recently has there been recognition of this fact.  As yet this recognition has not been sufficiently incorporated either into general...

Updated: 18 August 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School / Page Contact:  Web Publisher