American Technological Sublime continues the exploration of the social construction of technology that David Nye began in his award-winning book Electrifying America. Here Nye examines the continuing appeal of the "technological sublime" (a term coined by Perry Miller) as a key to the nation's history, using as examples the natural sites, architectural forms, and technological achievements that ordinary people have valued intensely.

American Technological Sublime 1996, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262640343

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American Technological Sublime 1994, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780262140560