Technology in World History: 7-volume set

Hardcover | August 25, 2005

EditorW. Bernard Carlson

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From the invention of the wheel to the mapping of the genome, technology has always been deeply intertwined with the course of human history. Now, this fascinating set explores the role technology has played in eighteen separate cultures in world history, and reveals the many ways people usetechnology to control their environment, express religious values, deploy political power, confer social status, and afford themselves varying degrees of pleasure, comfort, and security. Whether focusing on Egyptian pyramids or medieval cathedrals, the Mayan astronomical calendar or the Internet,Technology in World History illuminates the amazing array of technologies that humans have developed to shape and give meaning to their lives. Features: o Designed to fit both science and world history curricula o Written by a distinguished group of scholars, each an expert in the cultures and eras under discussion o Timelines for every chapter provide a ready reference to the development and spread of technologies o Chapters include spreads describing the life and work of key technologists in their culture o Specially commissioned maps reconstruct those developments, revealing the importance of such conduits for change as mineral location, trade routes, and migration o Illustrated with more than 600 photographs, maps, and diagrams o Includes a reference volume with further reading and website recommendations, an extensive glossary, and a series index

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From the invention of the wheel to the mapping of the genome, technology has always been deeply intertwined with the course of human history. Now, this fascinating set explores the role technology has played in eighteen separate cultures in world history, and reveals the many ways people usetechnology to control their environment, exp...

W. Bernard Carlson is at University of Virginia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 8.82 × 11.5 × 3.7 inPublished:August 25, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195218205

ISBN - 13:9780195218206

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"All illustrations are accompanied by detailed captions sufficient to satisfy the curiosity of browsers.... Intended for novice researchers...and accessible to students in grades five and up, this graphic-intense resource will support both science and social studiescurricula."--Booklist