In a single volume, this book combines the history of invention and the interactions of technology with social, economic, cultural, and military change throughout the course of American history.
It illustrates the gradual shift from the era of individual artisan inventors to emergence of science-based corporate technology, and links the origins and development of American innovation to the global transformation of industry, agriculture, and transportation.
For professionals in any industry influenced by technology.
Consists of 20 chapters concerned with the interaction of American technology and society from colonial times to the present. Rather than focusing on conventional political themes, the book is organized around major technological transformations and their social, cultural, economic, and military effects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)