Book ID: CBB000078870

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

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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.
Journals
Technology and Culture
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Extrapolation
Icon: Journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology
British Journal for the History of Science
Environmental History
Publishers
Ustav Československych a světovych dějin ČSAV
Palgrave
Newcomen Society
Concepts
Technology
Military technology
Railroads
Automobiles
Computers and computing
Engineering
People
Leopold, Jacob
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
17th century
21st century
Places
North America: United States; Canada
United States
Netherlands
China
Americas
Great Britain
Institutions
United States. Army
International Business Machines Corporation
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