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Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction (PDF)
Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction (PDF)
2006 | 496 Pages | ISBN: 0801883601 , 0801883598 | PDF | 14 MB

"This historical account achieves its basic aim of demonstrating that, with the exception of quite recent history, technology has always influenced science, not the other way round." -- Nature

"If I could attach bells and whistles and flashing lights to this review I would do so because McClellan and Dorn's book deserves to be brought to the attention of all professional historians -- and indeed the general reading public -- by any means necessary." -- Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire

"Inclusive and straightforward." -- Technology and Culture

"This is one of few books that tackle both the history of science and the history of technology, and most notably presents them in a global context." -- Suzanne Moon, Colorado School of Mines

"This unusual work enables students to understand some large-scale patterns in history and the ways in which investigations into nature fit into those patterns." -- Barbara J. Reeves, Virginia Tech

"Professors McClellan and Dorn have written a survey that does not present the historical development of science simply as a Western phenomenon but as the result of wide-ranging human curiosity about nature and attempts to harness its powers in order to serve human needs. This is an impressive amount of material to organize in a single textbook." -- Paula Findlen, Stanford University



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