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Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the Twentieth Century

Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the Twentieth Century
Industrialization created cities of Dickensian squalor that were crowded, smoky, dirty, and disease-ridden. By the beginning of the 20th century, urban visionaries were looking for ways to improve both living […]


New Narratives in Eighteenth-Century Chemistry

New Narratives in Eighteenth-Century Chemistry
The 18th century has long been considered critical for the development of modern chemistry, yet many features of the period remain largely unknown or unexplored. This volume details new approaches […]


The Evolution of American Ecology, 1890–2000

The Evolution of American Ecology, 1890–2000
In the 1890s, several initiatives in American botany converged. The creation of new institutions, such as the New York Botanical Garden, coincided with radical reforms in taxonomic practice and the […]