Technology and Society: A World History

Author:   Andrew Ede (University of Alberta)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108425605


Pages:   332
Publication Date:   07 November 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Technology and Society: A World History explores the creative power of humanity from the age of stone tools to the digital revolution. It introduces technology as a series of systems that allowed us to solve real-world problems and create a global civilization. The history of technology is also the history of the intellectual and cultural place of our tools and devices. With a broad view of technology, we can see that some of the most powerful technologies such as education and government produce no physical object but have allowed us to coordinate our inventive skills and pass knowledge through the ages. Yet although all human communities depend on technology, there are unexpected consequences from the use of technology which, as Ede shows, form a crucial part of this rich story.

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Author:   Andrew Ede (University of Alberta)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 25.20cm
Weight:   0.800kg
ISBN:  

9781108425605


ISBN 10:   1108425607
Pages:   332
Publication Date:   07 November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: thinking about technology; 2. Technology and our ancient ancestors; 3. Origins of civilizations; 4. The Eastern age; 5. The Mediterranean world to the Islamic Renaissance; 6. The European agrarian revolution and the proto-industrial revolution; 7. The Industrial Revolution and the rise of European power; 8. The Atlantic era I; 9. Domestic technology: bringing new technology to the people; 10. The second Industrial Revolution and globalization; 11. The digital age; 12. Conclusion: technological challenges; References; Index.

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Andrew Ede is a historian of science and technology whose research focuses on the intersection of science and technology in the twentieth century. He is the Director and founder of the Science, Technology and Society Program at the University of Alberta. Professor Ede earned his doctorate at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. With Lesley B. Cormack, he is the co-author of the best-selling A History of Science in Society (3rd edition, 2016). He is a member of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, the History of Science Society, and the Society for the History of Technology, and was the program coordinator for the Three Societies Meeting in 2016.

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