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The Evolution of Technology by George Basalla

One of the most thought provoking books I’ve ever read Account Options Sign in. Challenges the popular notion that technological advances arise from the efforts of a few heroic individuals who produce My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Cambridge University Press Amazon. The Evolution of Technology. Presents an evolutionary theory of technological change based on recent scholarship in the history of technology and on relevant material drawn from economic history and anthropology.


Challenges the popular ggeorge that technolpgy advances arise from the efforts of a few heroic individuals who produce a series of revolutionary inventions that owe little or nothing to the technological past.

Therefore, the book’s argument is shaped by analogies drawn selectively from the theory of organic evolution, and not from the theory and practice of political revolution. Three themes appear, with variations, throughout the study.

The first is diversity: The second theme is necessity: And the third theme is technological evolution: Selected pages Title Page. Contents Diversity Necessity and Evolution.

Psychological and Intellectual Factors. Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors.

Economic and Military Factors. Social and Cultural Factors. Common terms and phrases American animal appeared atmospheric railway atomic automobile barbed wire British century A.

Utterback No preview available – Diversity Necessity and Evolution. Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation James M. George BasallaOwen Hannaway.