Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-year History
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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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