Science and Technology in 20th-Century American Life (Daily Life Through History Series) by Christopher Martin Cumo | 9780313338182 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Science and Technology in 20th-Century American Life (Daily Life Through History Series)

Science and Technology in 20th-Century American Life (Daily Life Through History Series)

by Christopher Martin Cumo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313338183

ISBN-13: 9780313338182

Pub. Date: 08/30/2007

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

The twentieth century witnessed the greatest changes in technology and science that humans have ever witnessed. These occurred rapidly and affected such a broad range of people. Scientists, inventors, and engineers built upon the great inventions of the 19th century to expand the reach of modern technology - for a citizen in 1900, communication, transportation, and

Overview

The twentieth century witnessed the greatest changes in technology and science that humans have ever witnessed. These occurred rapidly and affected such a broad range of people. Scientists, inventors, and engineers built upon the great inventions of the 19th century to expand the reach of modern technology - for a citizen in 1900, communication, transportation, and agricultural was still primarily local activities; by 2000, an American citizen was part of an interconnected global community. These developments in science and technology were also important in the social and cultural changes of the period. The Great Depression, the World Wars and Cold War, the civil rights and women's rights movements - all were greatly impacted by the rapid scientific and technological advancements in the universities and industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313338182
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2007
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: Science and Technology in Everyday Life Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction     xi
Chronology     xvii
Agriculture     1
Transportation     19
Health and Disease     35
The City     53
The Home     69
Communication and Media     83
Science, Technology, and the Military     101
Education     117
Leisure     133
Epilogue: Science and Technology in American Life-Toward the Future     149
Glossary     165
Further Reading     171
Index     177

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