Author : William E. Burns
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release :2020-02-29
Total pages :821
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781440871177

This encyclopedia offers an interdisciplinary approach to studying science and technology within the context of world history. With balanced coverage, a logical organization, and in-depth entries, readers of all inclinations will find useful and interesting information in its contents. Science and Technology in World History takes a truly global approach to the subjects of science and technology and spans the entirety of recorded human history. Topical articles and entries on the subjects are arranged under thematic categories, which are divided further into chronological periods. This format, along with the encyclopedia's integrative approach, offers an array of perspectives that collectively contribute to the understanding of numerous fields across the world, and over eras of development. Entries cover discussions of scientific and technological innovations and theories, historical vignettes, and important texts and individuals throughout the world. From the discovery of fire and the innovation of agricultural methods in China to the establishment of surgical practices in France and the invention of Quantum Theory, this encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of fascinating topics in science and technology through a straightforward, historical lens. Provides readers with a multicultural view of the evolution of science and technology from prehistory to the present Covers both scientific theory and practical technology Encourages readers to think about science and technology in historical terms Places current conditions within a broad historical framework

Author : United States. Office of Education
Publisher :
Release :
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015035869588

Author : Diane Bochner Gertler
Publisher :
Release :1930
Total pages :167
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OSU:32435056619455

Author : Hollingsworth
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2016-06-03
Total pages :488
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781317476504

A guide to the establishment of the library which covers materials acquisition, the organization and usage of the library's collection to provide a variety of services and the use of automation. This book aims to instruct the librarian on managing the small library effectively.

Author : Tina Mai Chen,David S. Churchill
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2015-03-27
Total pages :216
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781317630180

This volume considers the confluence of World History and historical materialism, with the following guiding question in mind: given developments in the field of historical materialism concerned with the intersection of race, gender, labour, and class, why is it that within the field of World History, historical materialism has been marginalized, precisely as World History orients toward transnational socio-cultural phenomenon, micro-studies, or global histories of networks? Answering this question requires thinking, in an inter-related manner, about both the development of World History as a discipline, and the place of economic determinism in historical materialism. This book takes the position that historical materialism (as applied to the field of World History) needs to be more open to the methodological diversity of the materialist tradition and to refuse narrowly deterministic frameworks that have led to marginalization of materialist cultural analysis in studies of global capitalism. At the same time, World History needs to be more self-critical of the methodological diversity it has welcomed through a largely inclusionary framework that allows the material to be considered separately from cultural, social, and intellectual dimensions of global processes.

Author : Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release :1982-06-30
Total pages :257
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0873955447

The economic, social, political, military, and intellectual aspects of the Muslims’ concern for history reveal the general structure of their perception of reality.

Author : Edward R. Beauchamp
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2013-04-11
Total pages :376
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781136523991

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author : William J. Duiker,Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release :2016
Total pages :544
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781305888395

Explore world history in a brief, balanced, highly readable overview that examines common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global regional patterns over time with THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY. This brief overview of world history covers political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. You can use the book’s global approach and its emphasis on analytical comparisons between cultures to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework that places the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author : Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release :2013-10-17
Total pages :864
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780191663956

It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.

Author : David W. Del Testa,Florence Lemoine,John Strickland
Publisher :
Release :2004
Total pages :734
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UCSC:32106018063112

Contains primary source material.