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Science and Technology in Modern European Life - The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: Science and Technology in Everyday Life (Hardback)
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Science and Technology in Modern European Life - The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: Science and Technology in Everyday Life (Hardback)

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Hardback 236 Pages / Published: 30/10/2008
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The last two centuries have seen unprecedented change in the everyday lives of Europeans. From the Napoleonic Wars to the end of the Cold War, from the Industrial Revolution to the Computer Revolution, many of these changes were greatly influenced by the scientific and technological advances that took place during that period. This volume in the Daily Life Through History series examines how science and technology impacted the everyday life of modern Europeans in all aspects from of their lives. Science and Technology in Modern European Life shows how science and technology influenced every aspect of daily life: * Transportation: From horse and carriage to the iron horse (the locomotive) and the horseless carriage * Communication: The expansion of mass culture from the advent of the newspaper and the picture postcard to the development of the internet * War and Imperialism: How European technology enabled the colonization of much of the rest of the world, and how the changes in war technology forever altered how war is carried out * The Home: The great changes of household technology, and how these changes altered the relationship between men and women

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313337680
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22 mm


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"High school to college-level libraries strong in either science and technology or modern European life will find Science and Technology in Modern European Life an excellent history and review of how science and technology affects and changes modern European society today. From urban and rural agriculture and the growth of industrial machines to navigating the world and handling war, chapters provide an excellent historical and social history." - Midwest Book Review
"This delightful reading on the social and cultural history of technology, a book in Greenwood's 'Daily Life through History' series, is designed for high school and beginning college audiences. Syon (history, Albright College) assembled these eloquent essays on how Europeans have adjusted to the industrial age over the course of two centuries... Recommended. Lower- division undergraduates and general readers." - Choice
"This collection of essays tracks the trajectories of sciences that moved economies and societies from the rural to the urban and thence to the global includes such topics as urban architecture and culture, transportation from the personal to the collective and back to the personal, navigation of the seas and the heavens, communication, the ever-present specters of war, energy, domestic and workplace technology, and the rising appreciation of a global experience of advances and improvements. This is a positive assessment of what we have done so far, and also a warning that some advancement, particularly in the case of war, is not an improvement." - SciTech Book News
"This book (and possibly the rest of the series) might well be of interest to the general public and advanced high school students as well as non-science-oriented undergraduates. . ." - ARBA
"The book is ideal for advanced placement (AP) high school classes. It offers a quick and relatively thorough over view of the technological advances of the past two centuries. Its structure and content will assist students reviewing for the exam. Teachers will find it useful in preparing an AP class curriculum: its social history approach to technology gives it a contemporary mood. Students preparing for the exam will find it helpful because it is concise and focused and offers social history in a narrative that can be transferred directly into free response answer style." - Catholic Library World

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