The Value of Things to Come

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Science  10 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5690, pp. 1568-1569
DOI: 10.1126/science.1099215

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Human-Built World How to Think about Technology and Culture. Thomas P. Hughes. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2004. 235 pp. $22.50, £16. ISBN 0-226-35933-6.

In discussions that stress that technology is far more than gadgetry, Hughes draws on history, art, literature, and architecture to explore the complex and varied nature of technology.