Technology in World Civilization

Technology in World Civilization

A Thousand-Year History

By Arnold Pacey and Francesca Bray





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.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262161176 250 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 43 b&w illus.


$30.00 X ISBN: 9780262660723 250 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 43 b&w illus.


  • A brilliant book...[Pacey] presents numerous expertly told, but brief, historical examples—many involving non-Western history—that demonstrate the subtlety, richness, and ultimate technological importance of an authentic dialogue.

    James R. Hansen

    Science Books & Films