Publisher: The MIT Press; second edition edition (January 23, 1992)
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From cathedrals to famous person wars, Arnold Pacey appears to be like on the interplay of applied sciences and society over the past thousand years and makes use of that survey to argue for a extra humane type of destiny technological improvement. the second one variation of The Maze of Ingenuity concentrates on Europe and North the US and comprises fresh insights from the heritage and sociology of expertise. a brand new sequence of chapters extends Pacey's dialogue of the position of principles and beliefs in know-how within the interval because the commercial revolution. Arnold Pacey has taught the heritage of technology and expertise on the college of Manchester Institute of technology and know-how. paintings in this new version has been carried on in parallel with educational educating for an Open college direction entitled "Technology and Change."ContentsThe Cathedral developers: eu Technical fulfillment among 1100 and 1280A Century of Invention: 1250-1350Mathematics and the humanities: 1450-1600The sensible Arts and the clinical RevolutionSocial beliefs in Technical switch: German Miners and English Puritans, 1450-1650The nation and Technical development: 1660-1770Technology within the commercial RevolutionConflicting beliefs in Engineering: the United States and Britain, 1790-1870Institutionalizing Technical beliefs, 1820-1920Idealistic developments in Twentieth-Century know-how.