Books available for review in IA (last updated 01/10/22).
|Fehring, Thomas H. and Terry S. Reynolds (eds.) Chronicles of Mechanical Engineering in the United States. (New York: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2021). 425 pp., softcover, 250+ illustrations. ISBN 9798585356056.|
|Friedman, Donald, The Structure of Skyscrapers in America, 1871–1900. Their History and Preservation. (Springfield, IL: Association for Preservation Technology Int’l., 2020). 450pp [PB], 539 illustrations. ISBN 978-0-9986347-1-5.|
|Kahn, Matthew E. and Mac McComas, Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021). 153 pp., softcover.|
|Kavett, Joshua A., The History of Fisher & Norris Eagle Anvil Works 1843-2020 (Adelphia, New Jersey: FNFM Publishing, 2020). 376 pp., hardcover, color illustrations. ISBN: 978-1-09831-166-7.|
|Montoya Mar, Francisco, Arqueología en la fábrica de dulces La Esperanza (Zacatecas, Mex.: Universidad Autonóma de Zacatecas, 2019). 193 pp., paperbound. [in Spanish]|
|Williams, Roy III and Alexander Lucas Lofton, Rice to Ruin: The Jonathan Lucas Family in South Carolina, 1783–1929 (Charleston: University of South Carolina Press, 2018). 427 pp., hardcover.|
|Howell, Jack, The Lost Cotton Gins of Central Texas. (n.p.: the author, 2011). 142pp., paperbound.|
William Metzger, The Great Allegheny Passage companion: guide to history & heritage along the trail, 2nd ed. (Pittsburgh: Local History Co., 2021), 319pp.
Oliver Dinius, Brazil’s Steel City : Developmentalism, Strategic Power, and Industrial Relations in Volta Redonda, 1941-1964 (Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 2010), 325 pp.
Serig, Howard, Along the Railroad: A North American Rail Journey 1958-1978 (Vienna, Virginia: S&L Professional Services, 2016), 222 pp., hardcover, B&W photographs. ISBN 978-0-692-48684-9.
Useche, Óscar Iván, Founders of the Future: The Science and Industry of Spanish Modernization, (Rutgers U.P, 2022), 300pp. ISBN 978-1-684-48385-3.
The following books have been distributed to reviewers and should appear in an issue of IA soon:
- Janet Dorothy Larkin, Overcoming Niagara: Canals, Commerce, and Tourism in the Niagara-Great Lakes Borderland Region, 1792–1837 (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2018)
- Christina Ward, American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us to Love Bananas, Spam, and Jell-O (Port Townsend, WA: Process Media, 2019).
- Joseph M. Siry, Air Conditioning in Modern American Architecture, 1890-1970 (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2021).
- JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy, Engineering Rules: Global Standard Setting since 1880 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019).
- Swent, Eleanor Herz, One Shot for Gold: Developing a modern mine in Northern California (Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2021).
- Chronicles of Mechanical Engineering in the United States, ed. by Thomas H. Fehring, P.E. and Terry S. Reynolds (ASME, 2021), 422 pp. print on demand (review copy is paperbound or e-book [PDF]).
- Cooke, Gilmore C., The Existential Joys of Fred Stark Pearson (1861-1915): Engineer, Entrepreneur, Envisioner (n.p.: the author, 2019)
- Franzen, John G., The Archaeology of the Logging Industry (Tallahassee: University Press of Florida, 2020). 240 pp., hardcover.
- Conlogue, Bill, Undermined in Coal Country: On the Measures in a Working Land (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2017). 197 pp., hardcover.
- Howell, Jack, The Technical Traveler: World Travels for the Technically Inclined. (n.p.: the author, 2018). 180pp., paperbound.
- Lay, Maxwell Gordon, The Harnessing of Power: How 19th Century Transport Innovators Transformed the Way the World Operates (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018). 371 pp., hardcover.
- Christopher Fennell, The Archaeology of Craft and Industry (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2021), 167pp.
- Johnson, Bob, Mineral Rights: An Archaeology of the Fossil Economy (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). 231 pp.
- A combined review of
- Koch, Peter Rutledge, et al., Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss (Berkeley, CA: The CODEX Foundation, 2020).
- Fahlman, Betsy, et al., Landscapes of Extraction: The Art of Mining in the American West (Munich: Hirmer; Phoenix, AZ: Phoenix Art Museum, 2021).
Recently Published or coming in our next issue
- In IA 45, no 2 (2019):
- Chris Evans and Louise Miskell, Swansea Copper: A Global History (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020).
- Sara B. Pritchard and Carl A. Zimring, Technology and the Environment in History (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020).
- Howell, Jack, Faded Texas Industries: A Photo Essay – 2nd Edition. (n.p.: the author, 2016).
- Cooke, Gilmore C., The Story of the L Street Power Station 1898–2006 (n.p.: the author, 2020)
- Snow, Bradley D., Living with Lead: An Environmental History of Idaho’s Coeur D’Alenes, 1885–2011 (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017).
- In the next issue:
- Anfinson, Scott F., Practical Heritage Management: Preserving a Tangible Past (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2019). 514 pp., hardcover.
- Polk, Michael R., and Christopher W. Merritt, Rails East to Ogden: Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad Story, Cultural Resources Series no. 29 (Salt Lake City: Bureau of Land Management, 2021). 321 pp. Note: this title is available to the reviewer only as an eBook; Table of contents:[PDF].
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