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The Resource Science and technology in world history : an introduction, James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn

Science and technology in world history : an introduction, James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn

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Science and technology in world history : an introduction
Title
Science and technology in world history
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tracing the relationship between science and technology from the dawn of civilization to the early twenty-first century, James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn bestselling book argues that technology as "applied science" emerged relatively recently, as industry and governments began funding scientific research that would lead directly to new or improved technologies. McClellan and Dorn identify two great scientific traditions: the useful sciences, which societies patronized from time immemorial, and the exploration of questions about nature itself, which the ancient Greeks originated. The authors examine scientific traditions that took root in China, India, and Central and South America, as well as in a series of Near Eastern empires in late antiquity and the Middle Ages. From this comparative perspective, McClellan and Dorn survey the rise of the West, the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, the Industrial Revolution, and the modern marriage of science and technology. They trace the development of world science and technology today while raising provocative questions about the sustainability of industrial civilization. This new edition of Science and Technology in World History offers an enlarged thematic introduction and significantly extends its treatment of industrial civilization and the technological supersystem built on the modern electrical grid. The Internet and social media receive increased attention. Facts and figures have been thoroughly updated and the work includes a comprehensive Guide to Resources, incorporating the major published literature along with a vetted list of websites and Internet resources for students and lay readers. --Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McClellan, James E.
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
Q125
LC item number
.M414 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dorn, Harold
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Tool and die makers
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Tool and die makers
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Technik
  • Vetenskapshistoria
  • Teknikhistoria
  • Verktygstillverkning
Label
Science and technology in world history : an introduction, James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The guiding themes -- Part I. Origins to the End of Antiquity -- 1. Humankind emerges: tools and toolmakers -- 2. The reign of the farmer -- 3. Pharaohs and engineers -- 4. Greeks bearing gifts -- 5. Alexandria and after -- Part II. Thinking and Doing among the World's Peoples -- 6. The enduring East -- 7. The Middle Kingdom -- 8. Indus, Ganges, and beyond -- 9. The New World -- Part III. Europe and the Solar System -- 10. Plows, stirrups, guns, and plagues -- 11. Copernicus incites a revolution -- 12. The crime and punishment of Galileo Galilei -- 13. "God said, 'Let Newton be!' " -- Part IV. Science, Technology, and Industrial Civilization -- 14. Textiles, timber, coal, and steam -- 15. Legacies of revolution: from Newton to Einstein -- 16. Life itself -- 17. Toolmakers take command -- 18. The new Aristotelians -- 19. The bomb, the Internet and the genome -- 20. Under today's pharaohs -- Afterword: The medium of history
Control code
ocn898029341
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
ix, 536 pages
Isbn
9781421417769
Lccn
2014047474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421417752
  • (OCoLC)898029341
Label
Science and technology in world history : an introduction, James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The guiding themes -- Part I. Origins to the End of Antiquity -- 1. Humankind emerges: tools and toolmakers -- 2. The reign of the farmer -- 3. Pharaohs and engineers -- 4. Greeks bearing gifts -- 5. Alexandria and after -- Part II. Thinking and Doing among the World's Peoples -- 6. The enduring East -- 7. The Middle Kingdom -- 8. Indus, Ganges, and beyond -- 9. The New World -- Part III. Europe and the Solar System -- 10. Plows, stirrups, guns, and plagues -- 11. Copernicus incites a revolution -- 12. The crime and punishment of Galileo Galilei -- 13. "God said, 'Let Newton be!' " -- Part IV. Science, Technology, and Industrial Civilization -- 14. Textiles, timber, coal, and steam -- 15. Legacies of revolution: from Newton to Einstein -- 16. Life itself -- 17. Toolmakers take command -- 18. The new Aristotelians -- 19. The bomb, the Internet and the genome -- 20. Under today's pharaohs -- Afterword: The medium of history
Control code
ocn898029341
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
ix, 536 pages
Isbn
9781421417769
Lccn
2014047474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421417752
  • (OCoLC)898029341

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