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The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date January 14, 2014
Pages 492
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300167955
ISBN-10 0300167954
Dimensions 2 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
Other format details university press
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Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age.
 
Black suggests that the West’s ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world.


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from Yale Univ Pr (January 14, 2014)
9780300167955 | details & prices | 492 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 2.04 lbs | List price $40.00
About: Information is power.
Paperback
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from Yale Univ Pr (July 14, 2015); titled "The Power of Knowledge: How Information & Technology Made the Modern World"
9780300208672 | details & prices | 492 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $25.00
About: A thought-provoking analysis of how the acquisition and utilization of information has determined the course of history over the past five centuries and shaped the world as we know it today Information is power.

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