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Dynamics of innovation : the expansion of technology in modern times

Author: François Caron; Allan Mitchell
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : English-language edView all editions and formats
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In this volume, Caron brings together the different facets of his expertise in order to present a broad panorama of modern technology. Caron shows how artisanal know-how was adapted, expanded, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Caron; Allan Mitchell
ISBN: 9780857457233 0857457233
OCLC Number: 774213644
Language Note: Translated from French.
Description: xvii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The artisanal mode of knowledge --
From artisan to expert --
Formalized knowledge --
Technological adventures --
Institutional logic and the dynamics of knowledge --
Steam engines --
The chemical industry --
Technological interdependence and consumer needs --
Strategies and social networks --
From early modern times to the 1880s --
Technological networks and communications --
From microprocessors to the internet --
Information technologies and society.
Other Titles: Dynamique de l'innovation.
Responsibility: François Caron ; translated and abridged by Allan Mitchell.

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"To integrate the slow evolution of medieval know-how and the current explosion of information technologies into one analysis is a challenge magnificently met by the historian Francois Caron." * Read more...

 
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