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History of Technology
By Ian Inkster (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date September 13, 2012
Pages 167
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781441152794
ISBN-10 1441152792
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $180.00
Summaries and Reviews
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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. It is true that all divisions of history wish to incorporate all other divisions unto themselves, but in the essays of our first collection there are specific cases and analyses clearly delineated to show how technologies and systems for the production, reproduction and representation of technological changes emerged out of fundamental aspects of European society and mentality. The question must be: How far were such fundamental aspects unique (in their entirety and configuration) to Europe?

The second collection on patent agency takes the modern industrialization of Europe as its focus, and illustrates the manner in which systems of intellectual property rights generated manifold agencies that acted to both spread and control the use of knowledge in advanced sites. Patent agency has been generally neglected by historians, one reason for this being the difficulty of defining effective agency beyond the obvious confines of those who were actually trained and remunerated as agents of invention. Informal networks or sites may have been crucial in converting general patent systems into local environs of technical advance.



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Hardcover
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from Bloomsbury USA Academic (December 15, 2016)
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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.
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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