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  • Published: 7 January 1991
  • ISBN: 9780262660723
  • Imprint: MIT Press Academic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 250
  • RRP: $49.99
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Technology in World Civilization



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.

  • Published: 7 January 1991
  • ISBN: 9780262660723
  • Imprint: MIT Press Academic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 250
  • RRP: $49.99
Categories:

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Praise for Technology in World Civilization

A brilliant book...[Pacey] presents numerous expertly told, but brief, historical examples—many involving non-Western history—that demonstrate the subtlety, richness, and ultimate technological importance of an authentic dialogue.—James R. Hansen, Science Books & Films

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