Technology and Engineering
Proceedings of the XXth International Congress of History of Science (Liège, 20-26 July 1997) Vol. VII
, M. Oris (eds.)
328 p., 155 x 240 mm, 2000
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Too often technology is seen as inferior
to science, as a simple practical application of a self-sufficient
"pure" knowledge. Such a dichotomy is for sure an illusion.
The contributions met in this volume, reflecting the richness and the
density of the session Science, Technology and Industry during the XXth
International Congress of History of Science in Liège in 1997, show all
technology as nothing less than the bridge between science on one side,
society and economy on the other side. And this bridge is not a one-way
road but a place of interactions between the theoretical and the
applied, between the knowledge and the know-how. A special section of
this book demonstrates that this equal footing dialogue has been
particularly intense as far as the military technical development is
concerned, and that for many centuries.
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