Leonardo to the Internet: Technology & Culture from the Renaissance to the Present (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology) (英語) ペーパーバック – イラスト付き, 2011/5/16
"A fascinating, informative, and well-illustrated book."--Choice
"A powerful pick for any library interested in a scholarly yet lively survey of connections between science and culture."--Midwest Book Review
"An engaging and worthy study of the interaction of technology and culture over the last 560 years... Misa's excellent study can contribute much to such critical circumspection regarding technology, human reason and choices, and the purposes and possibilities of human thriving and communal life."--Bruce N. Lundberg "Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies "
"Closely reasoned, reflective, and written with insight, grace, and wit, Misa's book takes us on a personal tour of technology and history, seeking to define and analyze paradigmatic techno-cultural eras."--Technology and Culture
"Follows [Thomas] Hughes's model of combining an engaging historical narrative with deeper lessons about technology."--American Scholar
"His case studies, such as that of Italian futurism or the localizations of the global McDonalds, provide good starting points for thought and discussion."--Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"This review cannot do justice to the precision and grace with which Misa analyzes technologies in their social contexts. He convincingly demonstrates the usefulness of his conceptual model."--History and Technology
Thomas J. Misa is director of the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota. His books include Managing Technology in Society; Modernity and Technology; Urban Machinery, Gender Codes: Why Women Are Leaving Computing; and the award-winning A Nation of Steel: The Making of Modern America, 18651925, the last also published by Johns Hopkins.
- 出版社 : Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; 第2版 (2011/5/16)
- 発売日 : 2011/5/16
- 言語 : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 378ページ
- ISBN-10 : 1421401533
- ISBN-13 : 978-1421401539
- 寸法 : 15.24 x 2.44 x 22.86 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 1,183,021位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
Das Buch war zwar nicht mehr eingeschweißt aber hatte keinerlei Mängel
Für meine diesjährige Vorlesung in Technikgeschichte wurde uns dieses Buch empfohlen.
Es hat einen guten Überblick und ist gut gegliedert.
Die Sprache ist meiner Meinung nach sehr gut verständlich, da er selten verzweigte Satzbauten wählt.
Generally, Misa sees the history of technology moving from court to commerce, then from industry to empire, then from science to modernism and warfare, and finally from globalization to insecurity. He charts this progression through historical exemplars, like the growth of Dutch commerce or the extension of the British Empire. As one would expect from a first-rate history like this, he voyages in-depth into each topic, usually from many angles.
In so doing, he notes common pitfalls cultures fall into over time. For example, the countries that most embraced nuclear technology were late to the game in wind and solar power. Or the British were late to adopt new scientific advances because their energies were concentrated on continuing imperial power. As an American working in medical technology, I try to see market and societal evolution and appreciate how Misa equips me to anticipate the future by understanding the past.
The book is written in clear English. A prior intellectual investment in technology is helpful to appreciate all the nuance of this topic, per Misa’s presentation. College and university courses are appropriate venues for this text. Also, those who have labored around technology post-education will appreciate descriptions of new epochs, especially the analysis of our situation post-9/11.
This book was originally written in 2004 and re-published in 2011. Nonetheless, I wonder what Misa might say (perhaps in a third edition?) about global intellectual stagnation through nationalist politics in 2015-2020. Surely technology and society help to push the human race towards unreached intellectual heights, and social and tribal warfare as we’ve seen does not help us reach these laudable, universal aims. Does history show us a way forward? That’s the question I’d like to ask Misa.