George Basalla. · Rating details · ratings · 8 reviews. This book presents an evolutionary theory of technological change based upon recent scholarship. George Basalla. George Basalla. + Follow Books By George Basalla [(The Evolution of Technology)] [Author: George Basalla] published on (March, ). George Basalla. Professor Emeritus of History. [email protected] · Department of History. John Munroe Hall; Newark, DE , USA; Phone:

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At the same time as he reassures us that this is an nasalla account of how technology develops, he dispels any misapprehension that this will be a chronological look at technology from f History is more than just a series of events happening in sequence.

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His first task was to demonstrate that innovation did, in fact, evolve — by synthesizing or altering existing innovations. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Their culture had a healthy resistance to change, because their time-proven traditions kept them on a good path. Once again, the steam engine and the automobile feature heavily in the examples he invokes.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Basalla makes a convincing case for why novelty emerged as a very individualist, Western concept while China and the Middle East did not embrace novelty as the mother of invention. Science and the Enlightenment Thomas L. This article needs more links to other articles to help integrate it into the encyclopedia.

History of science in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries geoege. If it’s the case that “revolutions” are more a product of historical analysis than actual fact, what criteria can we use for calling an artifact or invention “novel”, and what factors in society determine these criteria?

But these fresh notions are a sure sign that clear thinking is beginning to seep into the stagnant halls of history departments, those dusty story museums where the dying Basxlla of Progress will make its last stand. Diversity, necessity, and evolution 2.

How and why did we get into this mess? Want to Read saving…. Cambridge Veorge in the History of Science: This page was last edited on 9 Aprilat Continuity and discontinuity; 3. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Hasan rated it liked it Jan 22, Our cultural myths celebrate the wheel as a super-sacred icon.

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Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly geotge must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. He was born inand raised in Altoona, Gelrge. Ancient Science Volume 1 Alexander Jones. The Evolution of Technology. Therefore, the book’s argument is shaped by analogies drawn selectively from the theory of organic evolution, and not from the theory and practice of political revolution.


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We have a remarkable ability to completely tune out what is perfectly obvious, and vitally important. Presents an evolutionary theory of technological change based on recent scholarship in the history of technology and on relevant material drawn from economic history and anthropology. Baealla evolution follows a similar curve.

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It was not nimble, fast-paced, and highly competitive, like Europe. At the gate of the path to healing, rubbish ideas must be left in the recycle bin. Good example of sticking to a thesis. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.