9780262660754-026266075X-The Maze of Ingenuity: Ideas and Idealism in the Development of Technology - 2nd Edition

The Maze of Ingenuity: Ideas and Idealism in the Development of Technology - 2nd Edition

ISBN-13: 9780262660754
ISBN-10: 026266075X
Edition: second edition
Author: Pacey, Arnold
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format: Paperback 318 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780262660754
ISBN-10: 026266075X
Edition: second edition
Author: Pacey, Arnold
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format: Paperback 318 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pacey, Arnold wrote The Maze of Ingenuity: Ideas and Idealism in the Development of Technology - 2nd Edition comprising 318 pages back in 1992. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 026266075X and 9780262660754. Since then The Maze of Ingenuity: Ideas and Idealism in the Development of Technology - 2nd Edition textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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From cathedrals to star wars, Arnold Pacey looks at the interaction of technologies and society over the last thousand years and uses that survey to argue for a more humane form of future technological development. The second edition of The Maze of Ingenuity concentrates on Europe and North America and incorporates recent insights from the history and sociology of technology. A new series of chapters extends Pacey's discussion of the role of ideas and ideals in technology in the period since the industrial revolution.

Contents
The Cathedral Builders: European Technical Achievement between 1100 and 1280 • A Century of Invention: 1250-1350 • Mathematics and the Arts: 1450-1600 • The Practical Arts and the Scientific Revolution • Social Ideals in Technical Change: German Miners and English Puritans, 1450-1650 • The State and Technical Progress: 1660-1770 • Technology in the Industrial Revolution • Conflicting Ideals in Engineering: America and Britain, 1790-1870 • Institutionalizing Technical Ideals, 1820-1920 • Idealistic Trends in Twentieth-Century Technology

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