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Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-Year History

 
 
 
 
Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-Year History
Author: Arnold Pacey
ISBN 13: 9780262660723
ISBN 10: 262660725
Edition: 1st Paperback Edition
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: 1991-07-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
List Price: $26.00
 
 

In this very different book, Arnold Pacey takes a global view, placing the development of technology squarely in a "world civilization."

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Departing from the usual eurocentrist approach, Pacey takes a global view, and demonstrates that western technology is an amalgam of cross- fertilizations from the great civilizations of China, India, and Islam and from the apparently primitive cultures of peasant farmers in Africa or Inuit hunters in the Arctic. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)