Science and Technology in Modern European Life, 1st Edition

  • Guillaume de Syon
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  • ISBN-10: 031308081X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313080814
  • DDC: 509.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 205 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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The last two centuries have seen unprecedented change in the everyday lives of Europeans. From the Napoleonic Wars to the end of the Cold War, from the Industrial Revolution to the Computer Revolution, many of these changes were greatly influenced by the scientific and technological advances that took place during that period. This volume in the Daily Life Through History series examines how science and technology impacted the everyday life of modern Europeans in all aspects from of their lives.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Revolutions.
1: Agriculture: From Farm to Town.
2: Building the City and Its Urban Culture.
3: The Rail in All Its Expressions.
4: Sell Your Horse and Buy a Car.
5: Navigating the Earth and Heavenly Seas.
6: Communicating.
7: The Specter of War.
8: Energy.
9: Technology in the Home and the Office.
10: Medical Awareness.
11: Scientific Challenges.
12: Conclusion: a Global Experience?.
About the Author.
Other Backmatter.