Technology in world history

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Oxford University Press,
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2003.
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English
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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 curriculao Written by a distinguished group of scholars, each an expert in the cultures and eras under discussiono Timelines for every chapter provide a ready reference to the development and spread of technologieso Chapters include spreads describing the life and work of key technologists in their cultureo Specially commissioned maps reconstruct those developments, revealing the importance of such conduits for change as mineral location, trade routes, and migrationo Illustrated with more than 600 photographs, maps, and diagramso Includes a reference volume with further reading and website recommendations, an extensive glossary, and a series index
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