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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
Author
Subject
Genre
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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Provided by publisher
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1955-
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Black, Jeremy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology and civilization
  • Civilization, Western
  • World history
  • Technological innovations
  • East and West
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization, Western
  • East and West
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • World history
Label
The power of knowledge : how information and technology made the modern world, Jeremy Black
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. A Global Perspective -- THE EARLY PERSPECTIVE. 3. The West and the Oceans -- 4. Renaissance, Reformation and Scientific Revolution -- 5. Government and Information -- THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. 6. The West in the World -- 7. Enlightenment and Information -- 8. Enlightenment States? -- THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. 9. Information and the New World Order -- 10. The Utilitarian View -- 11. The Bureaucratic Information State -- TO A CHANGING PRESENT. 12. Information and the World Question -- 13. Information Is All -- 14 A Scrutinised Society -- LOOKING AHEAD. 15. Into the Future -- 16. Conclusions
Control code
ocn862745885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 492 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300198546
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5q78ms
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862745885
Label
The power of knowledge : how information and technology made the modern world, Jeremy Black
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. A Global Perspective -- THE EARLY PERSPECTIVE. 3. The West and the Oceans -- 4. Renaissance, Reformation and Scientific Revolution -- 5. Government and Information -- THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. 6. The West in the World -- 7. Enlightenment and Information -- 8. Enlightenment States? -- THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. 9. Information and the New World Order -- 10. The Utilitarian View -- 11. The Bureaucratic Information State -- TO A CHANGING PRESENT. 12. Information and the World Question -- 13. Information Is All -- 14 A Scrutinised Society -- LOOKING AHEAD. 15. Into the Future -- 16. Conclusions
Control code
ocn862745885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 492 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300198546
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5q78ms
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862745885

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