The Maze of Ingenuity: Ideas and Idealism in the Development of Technology

The Maze of Ingenuity: Ideas and Idealism in the Development of Technology

by Arnold Pacey
     
 

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From cathedrals to star wars, Arnold Pacey looks at the interaction of technologies and society over the last thousand years and uses that survey to argue for a more humane form of future technological development.

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From cathedrals to star wars, Arnold Pacey looks at the interaction of technologies and society over the last thousand years and uses that survey to argue for a more humane form of future technological development.

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Nature
Here is a book that should immediately be put into paperback and placed in the hands of undergraduates everywhere and in all disciplines. Its subject matter ranges from the cathedral builders of the Middle Ages to the prophets of systems analysis in our own century. Yet Dr. Pacey is nowhere superficial (review of first edition)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262161282
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/23/1992
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.92(d)

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"Here is a book that should immediately be put into paperback and placed in the hands of undergraduates everywhere and in all disciplines. Its subject matter ranges from the cathedral builders of the Middle Ages to the prophets of systems analysis in our own century. Yet Dr. Pacey is nowhere superficial" Nature (review of first edition)

Meet the Author

Arnold Pacey is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, Britain. He is the author of The Culture of Technology (MIT Press, 1983),Technology and World Civilization (MIT Press, 1991), and The Maze of Ingenuity, second edition (MIT Press, 1992).

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