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Title Handbook on geographies of technology [electronic resource] / edited by Barney Warf.

Published Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., 2017.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (512 p.)
Series Research handbooks in geography
Notes Includes index.
Contributors include: R. Baghel, M. Batty, R.E. Baxter, T. Birtchnell, M.J. Blair, L. Cabral, K.E. Calvert, M. Chen, J. Cidell, J.C. Comer, D. Comfort, S.W. Cunningham, M. Dodge, A.R. Goetz, A. Golub, A. Grech, D. Hillier, A. Holl, J.P. Howell, A. Johnson, P. Jones, A. Kellerman, L. Kurdgelashvili, L. Li, H. Lin, R. Lobato, B.P.Y. Loo, A. López Peláez, E. Louie, S. Maalsen, W.E. Mabee, J.D. Makholm, J. McLean, M. Nüsser, G. Popescu, R. Rama, P.L. Robertson, J.-P. Rodrigue, M.W. Rosenberg, B. Solomon, J.D. Stephen, D. Sui, G. Timilsina, N. Waldbrook, B. Warf, T.A. Wikle, C. Wilkinson.
Contents Contents: 1. Introduction / Barney Warf -- Part I: Conceptual issues -- 2. Technological diffusion in local, regional, national and transnational settings / Paul L. Robertson -- 3. Beyond the binaries: geographies of gender-technology relations / Jessica McLean, Sophia Maalsen and Alana Grech -- 4. Space for STS: an overview of science and technology studies / Jordan P. Howell -- Part II: Computational technologies -- 5. Code/space and the challenge of software algorithms / Martin Dodge -- 6. Understanding locational-based services: core technologies, key applications, and major concerns / Daniel Sui -- 7. Virtual realities, analogies and technologies in geography / Michael Batty, Hui Lin and Min Chen -- Part III: Communications technologies -- 8. Fiber optics: nervous system of the global economy / Barney Warf -- 9. The internet as geographic technology / Aharon Kellerman -- 10. Tuning in to the geographies of radio / Catherine Wilkinson -- 11. Eyes in the sky: satellites and geography / Barney Warf -- 12. The geography of mobile telephony / Jonathan C. Comer and Thomas A. Wikle -- 13. Streaming services and the changing global geography of television / Ramon Lobato -- Part IV: Transportation technologies -- 14. Automobility in space and time / Aaron Golub and Aaron Johnson -- 15. Air transport: speed, global connectivity and time-space convergence / Andrew R. Goetz -- 16. Drones in human geography / Thomas Birtchnell -- 17. Geography of railroads / Linna Li and Becky P.Y. Loo -- 18. Ports and maritime technology / Jean-Paul Rodrigue -- Part V: Energy technologies -- 19. Assessing the spatial, economic, and environmental implications of biorefining technologies: insights from North America / Kirby E. Calvert, Jamie D. Stephen, M.J. Blair, Laura Cabral, Ryan E. Baxter and Warren E. Mabee -- 20. The emergence of technological hydroscapes in the Anthropocene: socio-hydrology and development paradigms of large dams / Marcus Nüsser and Ravi Baghel -- 21. Fracking for shale in the UK: risks, reputation and regulation / Peter Jones, Daphne Comfort, and David Hillier -- 22. Geography of geothermal energy technologies / Edward Louie and Barry Solomon -- 23. Leed buildings / Julie Cidell -- 24. The interaction of pipelines and geography in support of fuel markets / Jeff D. Makholm -- 25. The evolution of solar energy technologies and supporting policies / Govinda Timilsina and Lado Kurdgelashvili -- Part VI: Manufacturing technologies -- 26. Just-in-time and space / Ruth Rama and Adelheid Holl -- 27. Robotics / Antonio López Peláez -- 28. The geography of nanotechnology / Scott W. Cunningham -- Part VII: life science technologies -- 29. Biotechnology: commodifying life / Barney Warf -- 30. Creating new geographies of health and health care through technology / Mark W. Rosenberg and Natalie Waldbrook -- 31. Biometric technologies and the automation of identity and space / Gabriel Popescu -- Index.
Summary This Handbook offers an insightful and comprehensive overview from a geographic perspective of the numerous and varied technologies that are shaping the contemporary world. It shows how geography and technology are intimately linked by examining the origins, growth, and impacts of 27 different technologies and highlighting how they influence the structure and spatiality of society. Following summaries of important conceptual issues such as diffusion, gender and science studies, the book explores various technologies, which are grouped into six main categories: - Computational: code, location-based services and virtual reality - Communications: fiber optics, satellites, the internet, radio, cell phones and television - Transportation: automobiles, aviation, drones, railroads, and shipping and ports - Energy: biofuels, dams, fracking, geothermal energy, pipelines, solar energy and LEED buildings - Manufacturing: robotics, just-in-time systems and nanotechnology - Life sciences: new technologies of health care, biotechnology and biometrics. Significantly, the book includes in-depth explorations of new technologies that have so far received very little attention from geographers. This much-needed Handbook offers a comprehensive and state-of-the-art summary of the geographies of major technologies and how they affect society, economies, geographies and everyday life. It will appeal to academics and advanced students interested in geography, planning and the social sciences in general.
Notes Description based on print record.
Other author Warf, Barney, 1956-
Edward Elgar Publishing.
Subject Human geography -- Technological aspects.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781785361166 (e-book)