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Printing, gunpowder, clockwork and powered textile machines were invented in China a thousand years ago, and it is often assumed that this was a one-way influence on European technology. In the 20th century, by contrast, it is assumed that most inventions originate in the West and are then "transferred" to other nations. In this book, Arnold Pacey argues that the spread of technology is not part of a monologue directed from one country to another; techniques are rarely simply transferred without some modification. Gunpowder ...

Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-Year History 1991, Mit Press, Cambridge

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Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand Year History 1990, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford

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Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand Year History 1990, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford

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