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