Book ID: CBB000078870

Technology and the West: A historical anthology from Technology and Culture (1997)


Reynolds, Terry S. (Editor)
Cutcliffe, Stephen H. (Editor)

University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 1997
Physical Details: 461 pp.; illus.; notes; index

Description Contents: Kranzberg, Melvin: Technology and history: “Kranzberg's laws”. Reynolds, Terry S., Cutcliffe, Stephen H.: Technology in the preindustrial West. Drucker, Peter F.: The first technological revolution and its lessons. Hacker, Barton C.: Greek catapults and catapult technology: Science, technology, and war in the ancient world. White, Lynn, Jr.: The technical act: The act of invention: Causes, contexts, continuities and consequences. Te Brake, William H.: Air pollution and fuel crises in preindustrial London, 1250-1650. Esper, Thomas: The replacement of the longbow by firearms in the English army. Law, John: On the social explanation of technical change: The case of the Portuguese maritime expansion. Steele, Brett D.: Muskets and pendulums: Benjamin Robins, Leonhard Euler, and the ballistics revolution. Randall, Adrian J.: The philosophy of Luddism: The case of the west of England woolen workers, ca. 1790-1809. Evans, Francis T.: Roads, railways, and canals: Technical choices in 19th-century Britain. Reynolds, Terry S., Cutcliffe, Stephen H.: Technology and the industrial west. Rosenberg, Nathan: Economic development and the transfer of technology: Some historical perspectives. Hacker, Barton C.: The weapons of the west: Military technology and modernization in 19th-century China and Japan. Cowan, Ruth Schwartz: The “Industrial Revolution” in the home: Household technology and social change in the 20th century. Bryant, Lynwood: The development of the diesel engine. Hoddeson, Lillian: The emergence of basic research in the Bell Telephone System, 1875-1915. Zeitlin, Jonathan: Flexibility and mass production at war: Aircraft manufacture in Britain, the United States, and Germany, 1939-1945. McDougall, Walter A.: Spage-age Europe: Gaullism, Euro-Gaullism, and the American dilemma. Walker, J. Samuel: Nuclear power and the environment: The Atomic Energy Commission and thermal pollution, 1965-1971.

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Review Noble, D. W. (1999) Review of "Technology and the West: A historical anthology from Technology and Culture". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (p. 790). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Mom, Gijs
Nový, Luboš
Neustadter, Roger
Dienel, Hans-Liudger
Sumner, James
Angevine, Robert G.
Technology and Culture
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Icon: Journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology
British Journal for the History of Science
Environmental History
Ustav Československych a světovych dějin ČSAV
Newcomen Society
Military technology
Computers and computing
Leopold, Jacob
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
17th century
21st century
North America: United States; Canada
United States
Great Britain
United States. Army
International Business Machines Corporation

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