Technology in World Civilization
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Technology in World Civilization

A Thousand-Year History

By Arnold Pacey

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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.

Hardcover

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

Paperback

$30.00 S | £24.00 ISBN: 9780262660723 250 pp. | 9 in x 6 in 43 b&w illus.

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  • 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