Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-year History

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MIT Press, 1991 - Science - 238 pages
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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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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

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http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/09-10... Science: A Four Hundred Page Hissy-Fit BY NORMAN J. LEVITT IMAGINE A BIOGRAPHY OF MOZART grimly intent on debunking its subject. It points out that he had an ... Read full review

Contents

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

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About the author (1991)

Arnold Pacey is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University,Britain. He is the author ofThe Culture of Technology (MITPress, 1983), Technology and WorldCivilization (MIT Press,1991), and The Maze of Ingenuity, secondedition (MIT Press,1992).

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