By David F. Channell


Are technology and know-how autonomous of each other? Is expertise based upon technological know-how, and if that is so, how is it established? Is technological know-how based upon know-how, and if that is so how is it established? Or, are technological know-how and expertise changing into so interdependent that the road dividing them has turn into absolutely erased? This ebook charts the historical past of technoscience from the past due 19th century to the tip of the 20 th century and exhibits how the military–industrial–academic advanced and large technological know-how mixed to create new examples of technoscience in such components because the nuclear hands race, the distance race, the electronic age, and the recent worlds of nanotechnology and biotechnology.

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