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  • The Invisible Weaponby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 124.99

    This text examines the political history of telecommunications between 1851, the year the first telegraph cable linked France and Britain, and the end of World War II. The author attempts to illustrate the political aspects of information technology, such as radio propaganda and cryptography. more...

  • The Tentacles of Progressby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 24.99

    This study analyzes why a massive transfer of Western technology to European colonies between 1850 and 1940 did not create an industrial revolution in those countries. It argues that the transfer of technology caused some colonial regions to become locked in a state of underdevelopment. more...

  • When Information Came of Ageby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 39.99

    Although the Information Age is often described as a new era, its conceptual roots stretch back to the profound changes that occurred during the Age of Reason and Revolution. This title argues that the key to the present era lies in understanding the systems developed in the 18th and early 19th centuries to gather and communicate information. more...

  • Technologyby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings... more...

  • The Invisible Weaponby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 26.99

    A vital instrument of power, telecommunications is and has always been a political technology. In this book, Headrick examines the political history of telecommunications from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of World War II. He argues that this technology gave society new options. In times of peace, the telegraph and radio were, as many predicted,... more...

  • Power over Peoplesby Daniel R. Headrick

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    For six hundred years, the nations of Europe and North America have periodically attempted to coerce, invade, or conquer other societies. They have relied on their superior technology to do so, yet these technologies have not always guaranteed success. Power over Peoples examines Western imperialism's complex relationship with technology, from the... more...

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