Book ID: CBB000951896

Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age (2009)


Burnham, John Chynoweth (Author)

University of Chicago

Publication Date: 2009
Physical Details: viii + 328 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index
Language: English

Description The idea that some people are more prone to accidents arose in the 20th century and helps us understand “how Western societies have grappled with the human costs of modern life.” (from the publisher)

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Review Seidel, Robert W. (2010) Review of "Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (p. 416). unapi

Review Luckin, Bill (2010) Review of "Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age". Technology and Culture (p. 1024). unapi

Review Wertheimer, Eric (2011) Review of "Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age". American Historical Review (pp. 1090-1091). unapi

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Brinson, Susan L.
Winn, J. Emmett
Gallo, Rubén
Messere, Fritz
Dell, Chad
Brumbeloe, Samuel J.
History and Technology
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Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine
International Journal of Middle East Studies
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United States
20th century
19th century
18th century
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