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HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology 12, pp. 106-131 DOI 10.2478/host-2018-0005 special issue: new insights and perceptions on railway history Abstract: Keywords: 1 This article is based on research supported by a Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (RA-50577-060). The GIS data on British railways was produced from M. H. Cobb’s remarkable atlas of The Railways of Great Britain, a Historical Atlas, 2 vols. (Shepperton: Ian Allan, 2005). This work was part of a European Science Foundation initiative

of real-time global flows. Currently, as Nicole Starosielski emphasizes in The Undersea Network, almost 100 percent of all transoceanic communications (phone calls, text and emails messages, websites, digital image and video, and television included) are transported by optical-fibre cables. Contrary to our common sense, the fluidity of nowa- days world is neither immaterial, nor de-territorialised, nor even without fixity, although the ever present and accelerated change. On the contrary, HoST - History of Science and Technology 10, pp. 125–127 DOI 10.1515/host

discovery, or of using instruments aboard rovers. The author, a sociologist and historian of science now at the University ∗FISCIPE: Field Scientists in Late Portuguese Empire: Knowledge, Ideology, Gover- nance HoST - History of Science and Technology 10, pp. 129–131 DOI 10.1515/host-2016-0007 130 Book Review of Princeton, spent more than two years conducting ethnographic fieldwork, in close contact with a team of geologists, astronomers and engineers. The title chosen, Seeing like a Rover, will surely arouse the attention of people that never gave a thought about the