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History of Technology
By Ian Inkster (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date December 22, 2009
Pages 215
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781441136114
ISBN-10 1441136118
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $200.00
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The common question from the western point of view is of the sort; why did China lose its early leadership of productive technologies to Europe during the early modern period? Answers to this seemingly clear enquiry vary from general cultural inwardness to the interferences of imperial governance. This collection surveys such theories but alters the issue by raising the notion that Chinese technologies did not so much fail as move along a path different from that of Europe.





Our second collection on the Mindful Hand, also shifts common ground by querying and modifying common views of the links between knowledge and technique in early-modern European development. Scientific or related knowledge was not brought to technique as a socio-cultural gift from an educated elite to the working man. Rather, educated gents, practitioners, instrument makers, craftsfolk and technicians of all kinds intermingled both socially and in terms of the recognition of technical problems as well as in the assemblage of the mental, commercial and cognitive resources required to pursue innovative production projects.



Editions
Hardcover
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from Bloomsbury USA Academic (December 15, 2016)
9781474237147 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $154.00
About: While political and social historians have made great progress in trying to understand the making of modern Greece by studying * politics and power struggles, little attention has been given TO the co-evolution of the Greek state and the technologies that were developed during this period.
1 edition from Bloomsbury USA Academic (September 13, 2012)
9781441152794 | details & prices | 167 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $180.00
About: New work on early modern Europe has now opened up the hidden avenues that link changes of technologies with a complex of cognitive, institutional, spatial and cultural elements.
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from Bloomsbury USA Academic (December 22, 2009)
9781441136114 | details & prices | 215 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $200.00
About: The common question from the western point of view is of the sort; why did China lose its early leadership of productive technologies to Europe during the early modern period?
from Bloomsbury USA Academic (May 31, 2009)
9780826438751 | details & prices | 171 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $200.00
About: Technical standards have received increasing attention in recent years from historians of science and technology, management theorists and economists.
from Bloomsbury USA Academic (January 30, 2005)
9780826471871 | details & prices | 240 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $216.00
About: The technical problems confronting different societies and periods and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays.
from Continuum Intl Pub Group (May 1, 2004)
9780826471864 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $150.00
About: The technical problems confronting different societies in different periods and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays.
from Continuum Intl Pub Group (April 1, 2003)
9780826456168 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $150.00
About: The technical problems confronting different societies and periods and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays.
Paperback
With Ivan Stalio (other contributor), Giorgio Bacchin, Giacinto Gaudenzi, Luca Fraioli | from Barrons Juveniles (May 1, 1999); titled "The History of Technology"
9780764109454 | details & prices | 124 pages | 5.75 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.55 lbs | List price $8.95
About: Surveys the history of human invention from simple tools and the beginning of agriculture to the Internet and genetic engineering

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