History of Technology 2005

Author: Ian Inkster

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826489702

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

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The technical problems confronting different societies and periods and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays. It deals with the history of technical discovery and change and explores the relationship of technology to other aspects of life - social, cultural and economic - and shows how technological development has shaped, and been shaped by, the society in which it occurred. >
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History of Technology

Author: Ian Inkster

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350019046

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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The technical problems confronting different societies and periods and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays. It deals with the history of technical discovery and change and explores the relationship of technology to other aspects of life - social, cultural and economic - and shows how technological development has shaped, and been shaped by, the society in which it occurred.
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Hubris and Hybrids

A Cultural History of Technology and Science

Author: Mikael Hård,Andrew Jamison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415949392

Category: History

Page: 335

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Human societies have not always taken on new technology in appropriate ways. Innovations are double-edged swords that transform relationships among people, as well as between human societies and the natural world. Only through successful cultural appropriation can we manage to control the hubris that is fundamental to the innovative, enterprising human spirit; and only by becoming hybrids, combining the human and the technological, will we be able to make effective use of our scientific and technological achievements. This broad cultural history of technology and science provides a range of stories and reflections about the past, discussing areas such as film, industrial design, and alternative environmental technologies, and including not only European and North American, but also Asian examples, to help resolve the contradictions of contemporary high-tech civilization.
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The Book

The Life Story of a Technology

Author: Nicole Howard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330285

Category: History

Page: 171

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Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.
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Science and Technology in Korean History

Excursions, Innovations, and Issues

Author: Sŏng-nae Pak

Publisher: Jain Publishing Company

ISBN: 0895818388

Category: History

Page: 313

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Originally this book was published in Korea under the title "Were There Sciences in Korean History?" in Korean. The author selected two dozen topics from the history of science in Korea, to present a "survey" of Korean science to the general public. Now this is translated into English for international readers, with slight modifications to the original Korean version. This is author's way of interpreting Korea's proud scientific traditions, as well as his interpretations of why Korea had to be late in the introduction of advanced Western sciences in the nineteenth century and thereafter, hopefully for the better understanding of Korean history for the general readers, as much as professional historians.
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Science and Technology in World History

An Introduction

Author: James E. McClellan III,Harold Dorn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801883606

Category: History

Page: 478

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Tracing historical relationship from the dawn of civilization through the twentieth century, the authors argue that technology as "applied science" emerged relatively, as industry and governments began funding scientific research. They explore the emergence of Europe and the United States as a scientific and technological power.
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A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology

Updated 2003-2006

Author: Kelly DeVries

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004164456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 481

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This is the second update of "A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology," which appeared in 2002. It is meant to do two things: to present references to works on medieval military history and technology not included in the first two volumes; and to present references to all books and articles published on medieval military history and technology from 2003 to 2006. These references are divided into the same categories as in the first two volumes and cover a chronological period of the same length, from late antiquity to 1648, again in order to present a more complete picture of influences on and from the Middle Ages. It also continues to cover the same geographical area as the first and second volume, in essence Europe and the Middle East, or, again, influences on and from this area. The languages of these bibliographical references reflect this geography.
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Technology and American Society

A History

Author: Gary S. Cross,Rick Szostak

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 368

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With a new final chapter covering recent electronic and technological advances, the second edition of "Technology and American Society" extends coverage of innovations in industry, home, office, agriculture, transport, constructions, and services into the twenty-first century. Offering a global perspective on the development of American technology, the text is structured around a historical narrative detailing major technological transformations over the last three centuries. With coverage devoted to both dramatic breakthroughs and incremental innovations, "Technology and American Society" analyzes the cause-and-effect relationship of change and its role in the constant drive for improvement and modernization.
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HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY -Volume III

Author: Pablo Lorenzano,Hans-Jörg Rheinberger,Eduardo Ortiz and Carlos Delfino Galles

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1848263252

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Page: 394

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History and Philosophy of Science and Technology is a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on History and Philosophy of Science and Technology in four volumes covers several topics such as: Introduction to the Philosophy of Science; The Nature and Structure of Scientific Theories Natural Science; A Short History of Molecular Biology; The Structure of the Darwinian Argument In The Origin of Species; History of Measurement Theory; Episodes of XX Century Cosmology: A Historical Approach; Philosophy of Economics; Social Sciences: Historical And Philosophical Overview of Methods And Goals; Introduction to Ethics of Science and Technology; The Ethics of Science and Technology; The Control of Nature and the Origins of The Dichotomy Between Fact And Value; Science and Empires: The Geo-Epistemic Location of Knowledge; Science and Religion; Scientific Knowledge and Religious Knowledge - Significant Epistemological Reference Points; Thing Called Philosophy of Technology; Transitions from Function-Oriented To Effect-Oriented Technologies. Some Thought on the Nature of Modern Technology; Technical Agency and Sources of Technological Pessimism These four volumes are aimed at a broad spectrum of audiences: University and College Students, Educators and Research Personnel.
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