Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-year History
MIT Press, 1991 - 238 Seiten
Most general histories of technology are Eurocentrist, focusing on a main line ofWestern technology that stretches from the Greeks is through the computer. In this very differentbook, Arnold Pacey takes a global view, placing the development of technology squarely in a "worldcivilization." He portrays the process as a complex dialectic by which inventions borrowed from oneculture are adopted to suit another.Arnold Pacey is a physicist turned historian whose publicationshave contributed to the British appropriate-technology movement. He has written widely on science,technology, and agriculture. His previous books include The Maze of Ingenuity and The Culture ofTechnology.