Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-year History

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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.

 

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Scientific revolutions and technical dreams
168
Survival technology in the twentieth century
187
Notes
208

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Über den Autor (1991)

Arnold Pacey is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, Britain. He is the author of The Culture of Technology (MIT Press, 1983), Technology and World Civilization (MIT Press, 1991), and The Maze of Ingenuity, second edition (MIT Press, 1992).

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