The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History Since 1900

Forsideomslag
Profile Books, 2008 - 270 sider
Offering a fresh way of thinking about the history of technology, this book radically revises ideas about the interaction of technology and society in the past and in the present. It provides an entirely new way of looking historically at the relationship between technology and society as well as invention and innovation themselves.
 

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Indhold

Significance
1
Time
28
Production
52
Maintenance
75
Nations
103
War
138
Killing
160
Invention
184
Conclusion
206
Notes
213
Selected Bibliography
240
Acknowledgements
248
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Om forfatteren (2008)

Born in Montevideo in 1959, David Edgerton is one of Britain's leading historians, and has challenged conventional analyses of technology for 20 years. Currently the Hans Rausing Professor at Imperial College London, he writes for the broadsheet press and is a regular on television and radio. He lives in London.

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