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The Resource The power of knowledge : how information and technology made the modern world, Jeremy Black

The power of knowledge : how information and technology made the modern world, Jeremy Black

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The power of knowledge : how information and technology made the modern world
Title
The power of knowledge
Title remainder
how information and technology made the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Black
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country's ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age. Black suggests that the West's ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world"--
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1955-
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Black, Jeremy
Dewey number
303.483
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technology and civilization
  • Civilization, Western
  • World history
  • Technological innovations
  • East and West
Label
The power of knowledge : how information and technology made the modern world, Jeremy Black
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17557689
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 492 pages
Isbn
9780300167955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)840803736
Label
The power of knowledge : how information and technology made the modern world, Jeremy Black
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17557689
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 492 pages
Isbn
9780300167955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)840803736

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