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Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-Year History

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  • Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-Year History (MIT Press (MA)) – Trade paperback (1991)
    by Arnold Pacey

    Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-Year History

    Trade paperback, MIT Press (MA)
    1991
    English
    250 pages

    ISBN: 0262660725
    ISBN-13: 9780262660723

    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 ... Show more

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