Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-year History
Most general histories of technology are Eurocentrist, focusing on a main line of Western technology that stretches from the Greeks is through the computer. In this very different book, Arnold Pacey takes a global view, placing the development of technology squarely in a "world civilization." He portrays the process as a complex dialectic by which inventions borrowed from one culture are adopted to suit another.Arnold Pacey is a physicist turned historian whose publications have 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 of Technology.
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Review: Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-Year HistoryUser Review - Mike Hankins - Goodreads
Histories of technology can easily fall into a trap of trumpeting a steady, linear advance of new inventions as they spread across the globe. Arnold Pacey avoids this generalization and takes great ... Read full review
Review: Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-Year HistoryUser Review - Michael Scott - Goodreads
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