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Technology : a world history

Author: Daniel R Headrick
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: New Oxford world history.
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Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. This book offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment: a brilliant history of invention around the globe. The author, an historian ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings of agriculture to the Industrial Revolution and the electronic revolution of the recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Headrick, Daniel R.
Technology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)675779230
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Headrick
ISBN: 9780195338218 0195338219 9780195156485 019515648X
OCLC Number: 221155133
Description: ix, 179 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Stone Age technology --
Hydraulic civilizations (4000-1500 BCE) --
Iron, horses, and empires (1500 BCE-500 CE) --
Postclassical and Medieval revolutions (500-1400) --
An age of global interactions (1300-1800) --
The first industrial revolution (1750-1869) --
The acceleration of change (1869-1939) --
Toward a postindustrial world (1939-2007).
Series Title: New Oxford world history.
Responsibility: Daniel R. Headrick.
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