This historical account achieves its basic aim of demonstrating that, with the exception of quite recent history, technology has always influenced science, not the other way round.(Nature)
If I could attach bells and whistles and flashing lights to this review I would do so because McClellan and Dorn's book deserves to be brought to the attention of all professional historians—and indeed the general reading public—by any means necessary.(Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire)
Inclusive and straightforward.(Technology and Culture)
This is one of few books that tackle both the history of science and the history of technology, and most notably presents them in a global context.(Suzanne Moon, Colorado School of Mines)
This unusual work enables students to understand some large-scale patterns in history and the ways in which investigations into nature fit into those patterns.(Barbara J. Reeves, Virginia Tech)
"Professors McClellan and Dorn have written a survey that does not present the historical development of science simply as a Western phenomenon but as the result of wide-ranging human curiosity about nature and attempts to harness its powers in order to serve human needs. This is an impressive amount of material to organize in a single textbook." -- Paula Findlen, Stanford University--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Turns out this book is also great for the technically-inclined layman reader, as well. I bought this book for my partner who hugely enjoyed Cockpit Confidential, Boeing 747 Owner's... Read morePublished 5 months ago by MSJ
This book supplies detail about the rise of technology in world history ... It shows key technology developments from over 2,000 years of world history. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Martin G. Diehl
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There are few books as concise and informative as this one for introducing science and technology in world history. Read morePublished 10 months ago by K. Richardson
I didn't read it so I will go with what I know. It made a good paper weight, it was a book, and all the pages stayed in before I sold it back. Textbooks are such a waste of money. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shiro
This book was worth buying because of its detailed description and fast shipping. Worth the bargain, in my opinion. Read morePublished 14 months ago by gorgeousPB
I must admit that my antennae are up recently, especially for mental midgets who want to praise Islam at the expense of Christendom, and this book fills the bill admirably. Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by Geoff Puterbaugh
Book came in on time. Arrived in great condition for a used book. It is practically new. Awesome price, perfect for my college class.Published on September 26, 2011 by Champ
I read this book with great interest. Authors did a wonderful job covering the times of Early Civilizations and newer scientific advances. Read morePublished on May 9, 2010 by CommonwealthPU