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Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Technology


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Comprising 440 essays arranged alphabetically, mostly on individual objects, artifacts, techniques, and products, this is an up-to-date work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching the history of 20th-century technology, as well as the serious general reader. The core of each of the main entries is a technical description, within a historical narrative, of about 1000 words plus illustrations and further reading. There are also about 30 longer survey entries that address broad questions of technological systems, such as the context in which the various technologies were developed, discussions of any controversies and schools of thought, comparisons between different political and economics systems, and the various ways in which different nations have attempted to make and apply science and technology policies. A W.A. Addis, Buro Happold, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Aaron Alcorn, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA. K. W. Allen, Joining Technology Research Center, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom.
..."ambitious resource."
-"School Library Journal, April 1, 2005
"The editors declare a "humanistic" intention, emphasizing interactions between people and the etchnologies they use; the contributors strike a balance between pure science or engineering and the social and economic results of technological development... Students enrolled in history of technology will find this encyclopedia helpful as a compact reference source and a gold mine for research topics... Highly recommended."
-"Choice, May, 2005
"Of use to the undergraduate student and general reader, this reference contains descriptive and historical entries on the broad theme of 20th-century technology."
-"SciTech Book News, June, 2005
"International in scope... Recommended without reservation for academic as well as public libraries."
-"Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall 2005

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