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Technology In World Civilization

Author : Arnold Pacey
ISBN : 0262660725
Genre : Science
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In this very different book, Arnold Pacey takes a global view, placing the development of technology squarely in a "world civilization."

Beyond Innovation Technology Institution And Change As Categories For Social Analysis

Author : Thomas Kaiserfeld
ISBN : 9781137547125
Genre : Business & Economics
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Beyond Innovation counter weighs the present innovation monomania by broadening our thinking about technological and institutional change. It is done by a multidisciplinary review of the most common ideas about the dynamics between technology and institutions.

The Cambridge World History

Author : Benjamin Z. Kedar
ISBN : 9780521190749
Genre : History
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Global history of cross-cultural exchange and conquest, and the accompanying growth of states, religions, knowledge, and economic systems, between 500 and 1500.

Teaching World History In The Twenty First Century A Resource Book

Author : Heidi Roupp
ISBN : 9781317458968
Genre : Business & Economics
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This practical handbook is designed to help anyone who is preparing to teach a world history course - or wants to teach it better. It includes contributions by experienced teachers who are reshaping world history education, and features new approaches to the subject as well as classroom-tested practices that have markedly improved world history teaching.

Technoethics And The Evolving Knowledge Society Ethical Issues In Technological Design Research Development And Innovation

Author : Luppicini, Rocci
ISBN : 9781605669533
Genre : Philosophy
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"This book introduces the reader to the key concepts and issues that comprise the emerging field of Technoethics, the interdisciplinary field concerned with all ethical aspects of technology within a society shaped by technology"--Provided by publisher.

Saltpeter

Author : David Cressy
ISBN : 9780199695751
Genre : History
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The story of the science, the technology, the politics and the military applications of saltpeter - the vital but mysterious substance that governments from the Tudors to the Victorians regarded as an 'inestimable treasure'.

Beyond Cutting Edge

Author : Paul C. Heidebrecht
ISBN : 9781630873387
Genre : Religion
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A quick scan of any newsstand is enough to confirm the widespread preoccupation with technological change. As a myriad of articles and advertisements demonstrate, not only are we preoccupied with technology, but we are bombarded with numerous reminders that the cutting edge is in constant motion. Most often the underlying assumption of Christians is that we have no choice but to find ways to cope with the latest and greatest. Indeed, it is often assumed that the church has no choice but to find ways to cope with its new technological context. This book does not make the same assumptions. Building on the work of Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder, it argues that the practices of the church make it possible for Christians to conscientiously engage technology. This happens when we recognize that marks of the church such as patience, vulnerability, and servanthood can put technological ideals such as speed, control, and efficiency in their proper place. In the course of grappling with three examples of morally formative technologies--automobiles, genetically modified food, and the Internet--this book goes beyond Yoder's thought by emphasizing that the church also plays a crucial role in our moral formation.

Science Technology And Medicine In Colonial India

Author : David Arnold
ISBN : 9781139429214
Genre : History
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Interest in the science, technology and medicine of India under British rule has grown in recent years and has played an ever-increasing part in the reinterpretation of modern South Asian history. Spanning the period from the establishment of East India Company rule through to Independence, David Arnold's wide-ranging and analytical survey demonstrates the importance of examining the role of science, technology and medicine in conjunction with the development of the British engagement in India and in the formation of Indian responses to western intervention. One of the first works to analyse the colonial era as a whole from the perspective of science, the book investigates the relationship between Indian and western science, the nature of science, technology and medicine under the Company, the creation of state-scientific services, 'imperial science' and the rise of an Indian scientific community, the impact of scientific and medical research and the dilemmas of nationalist science.

The Maze Of Ingenuity

Author : Arnold Pacey
ISBN : 026266075X
Genre : Science
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From cathedrals to star wars, Arnold Pacey looks at the interaction of technologiesand society over the last thousand years and uses that survey to argue for a more humane form offuture technological development. The second edition of The Maze of Ingenuity concentrates on Europeand North America and incorporates recent insights from the history and sociology of technology. Anew series of chapters extends Pacey's discussion of the role of ideas and ideals in technology inthe period since the industrial revolution. Arnold Pacey has taught the history of science andtechnology at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Work on this newedition has been carried on in parallel with tutorial teaching for an Open University courseentitled "Technology and Change."Contents: The Cathedral Builders: European Technical Achievementbetween 1100 and 1280. A Century of Invention: 1250-1350. Mathematics and the Arts: 1450-1600. ThePractical Arts and the Scientific Revolution. Social Ideals in Technical Change: German Miners andEnglish Puritans, 1450-1650. The State and Technical Progress: 1660-1770. Technology in theIndustrial Revolution. Conflicting Ideals in Engineering: America and Britain, 1790-1870.Institutionalizing Technical Ideals, 1820-1920. Idealistic Trends in Twentieth-CenturyTechnology.

Landscape Of The Mind

Author : John F. Hoffecker
ISBN : 9780231518482
Genre : Social Science
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In Landscape of the Mind, John F. Hoffecker explores the origin and growth of the human mind, drawing on archaeology, history, and the fossil record. He suggests that, as an indirect result of bipedal locomotion, early humans developed a feedback relationship among their hands, brains, and tools that evolved into the capacity to externalize thoughts in the form of shaped stone objects. When anatomically modern humans evolved a parallel capacity to externalize thoughts as symbolic language, individual brains within social groups became integrated into a "neocortical Internet," or super-brain, giving birth to the mind. Noting that archaeological traces of symbolism coincide with evidence of the ability to generate novel technology, Hoffecker contends that human creativity, as well as higher order consciousness, is a product of the superbrain. He equates the subsequent growth of the mind with human history, which began in Africa more than 50,000 years ago. As anatomically modern humans spread across the globe, adapting to a variety of climates and habitats, they redesigned themselves technologically and created alternative realities through tools, language, and art. Hoffecker connects the rise of civilization to a hierarchical reorganization of the super-brain, triggered by explosive population growth. Subsequent human history reflects to varying degrees the suppression of the mind's creative powers by the rigid hierarchies of nationstates and empires, constraining the further accumulation of knowledge. The modern world emerged after 1200 from the fragments of the Roman Empire, whose collapse had eliminated a central authority that could thwart innovation. Hoffecker concludes with speculation about the possibility of artificial intelligence and the consequences of a mind liberated from its organic antecedents to exist in an independent, nonbiological form.

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