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Winter 1988


Volume 3, Issue 3

FEATURES

The New England countryside is a product of past technology as well as nature
Vary the raw ingredients and you can transform the finished technology
The time you get when you call (303) 499-7111 is accurate to within one second in three hundred thousand years.
A two-hundred-mile tangle of wood, silt, live trees, and vines made the Red River virtually unnavigable—and north Texas unreachable—until Henry Shreve’s steam-powered snag boat blasted and ripped it away

Social oracles from Henry Ford to Lewis Mumford once believed that a new industrial revolution would make dirty, crowded cities a thing of the past. Why were they so wrong?

How a crash effort by amateur shipbuilders turned out twenty-seven hundred Liberty freighters in four years

Inventor? Architect? Engineer? Philosopher? Dreamer? Genius? All or none of the above?

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS

NOTES FROM THE FIELD

THEY’RE STILL THERE

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