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An American History

  • Introduction: The Significance of History
  • 1. Whaling Ventures
  • 2. The Early Development of Risk Capital
  • 3. The Rise of Private Capital Entities
  • 4. The Market versus the Government
  • 5. The Limited Partnership Structure
  • 6. Silicon Valley and the Emergence of Investment Styles
  • 7. High-Tech, an Evolving Ecosystem, and Diversity during the 1980s
  • 8. The Big Bubble
  • Epilogue: From the Past to the Present and the Future
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene