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Shock Of The Old : Technology and Global History since 1900.

Author: David Edgerton
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first ever history of technology casts aside the usual stories of inventions and focuses instead on what people actually use. It reassesses the relationship of technology and society, using unrecognised examples such as Spanish synthetic petrol, Japanese rickshaws, American gas chambers, Soviet tractors and Turkish battleships. We do not live in an era of ever increasing change, and the most important  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Edgerton, David.
Shock Of The Old : Technology and Global History since 1900.
London : Profile Books, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Edgerton
ISBN: 9781847650672 1847650678
OCLC Number: 1027507550
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
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Presents the history of technology that casts aside the usual stories of inventions and focuses instead on what people actually use. This book assesses the relationship of technology and society,  Read more...

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he eviscerates our obsession with novelty... * The Sunday Times * newfangled things are sexy, but how significant are they?...Edgerton provides a corrective by emphasising some of the overlooked Read more...

 
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