9781421417745-142141774X-Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction

Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction

ISBN-13: 9781421417745
ISBN-10: 142141774X
Edition: third edition
Author: McClellan III, James E., Dorn, Harold
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover 552 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781421417745
ISBN-10: 142141774X
Edition: third edition
Author: McClellan III, James E., Dorn, Harold
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover 552 pages

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Acknowledged authors McClellan III, James E., Dorn, Harold wrote Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction comprising 552 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 142141774X and 9781421417745. Since then Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Arguably the best general history of science and technology ever published.

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’s 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.

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