Technology in World Civilization


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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Co-author's Note
Credits for Illustrations
1 An Age of Asian Technology, AD 700-1100
2 Complexes and Contrasts in Basic Technology, AD 1100-1260
3 Movements West, 1150-1490
4 Agro-ecology in the Americas, and Asian Trade
5 Gunpowder Empires, 1450-1650
6 Printing, Books, and Ideas about Technology, 1550-1750
7 Three Industrial Movements, 1700-1815
8 Guns and Rails: Asia, Britain, and America
9 Railway Empires, 1850-1940
10 Scientific Discoveries and Technical Dreams, 1860-1960
11 Technologies for Health, Food, and Basic Needs
12 Into the Twenty-First Century

About the Author

Arnold Pacey is the author of The Culture of Technology, Meaning in Technology, and The Maze of Ingenuity, all published by the MIT Press. He is a recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci Medal for the History of Technology. Francesca Bray's recent books include Technology, Gender and History in Imperial China and Rice- Global Networks and New Histories. She is coeditor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Technology and a recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci Medal for the History of Technology.

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