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This book presents an evolutionary theory of technological change.

Synopsis:

Presents an evolutionary theory of technological change.

Synopsis:

Three emerging themes challenge the popular notion that technology advances through the efforts of a few who produce a series of revolutionary inventions that owe little or nothing to the technological past.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Diversity, necessity, and evolution; 2. Continuity and discontinuity; 3. Novelty: psychological and intellectual factors; 4. Novelty: socioeconomic and cultural factors; 5. Selection: economic and military factors; 6. Selection: social and cultural factors; 7. Conclusion: evolution and progress; Bibliography; Sources of questions; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521296816
Editor:
Basalla, George
Editor:
Hannaway, Owen
Editor:
Basalla, George
Editor:
Hannaway, Owen
Author:
Basalla, George
Author:
Hannaway, Owen
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Technology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Technology -- History.
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Technology--History Technology--History
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Science
Series Volume:
870-1-37
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.52x6.72x.68 in. .85 lbs.

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