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 - Vadim - Goodreads
A succinct overview of the spread and development of technology in the world starting roughly in the 1000 AD The book is focused mainly on the technological dialogue between different cultures and ... Read full review