A History of Technoscience: Erasing the Boundaries between Science and Technology

1st Edition

David F. Channell

Published May 30, 2017
Reference - 286 Pages
ISBN 9781138285545 - CAT# Y317062
Series: History and Philosophy of Technoscience


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Are science and technology independent of one another? Is technology dependent upon science, and if so, how is it dependent? Is science dependent upon technology, and if so how is it dependent? Or, are science and technology becoming so interdependent that the line dividing them has become totally erased? This book charts the history of technoscience from the late nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century and shows how the military–industrial–academic complex and big science combined to create new examples of technoscience in such areas as the nuclear arms race, the space race, the digital age, and the new worlds of nanotechnology and biotechnology.

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