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McClellan III J.E., Dorn H. Science and Technology in World History. An Introduction

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McClellan III J.E., Dorn H. Science and Technology in World History. An Introduction
The Johns Hopkins Uiversity Press, Baltimore 2006. pp.478.
Contents:
Preface vii.
Introduction. The Guiding Themes.
Part I. From Ape to Alexander.
Humankind Emerges: Tools and Toolmakers.
The Reign of the Farmer.
Pharaohs and Engineers.
Greeks Bearing Gifts.
Alexandria and After.
Part II. Thinking and Doing among the World’s Peoples.
The Enduring East.
The Middle Kingdom.
Indus, Ganges, and Beyond.
The New World.
Part III. Europe and the Solar System.
Plows, Stirrups, Guns, and Plagues.
Copernicus Incites a Revolution.
The Crime and Punishment of Galileo Galilei.
God said, ‘Let Newton be!’.
Part IV. Science and Industrial Civilization.
Timber, Coal, Cloth, and Steam.
Legacies of Revolution.
Life Itself.
Toolmakers Take Command.
The New Aristotelians.
The Bomb and the Genome.
Under Today’s Pharaohs.
Conclusion. The Medium of History.
Guide to Resources.
Illustration Credits.
Index.
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