© 2005 – Routledge
992 pages | 203 B/W Illus.
Comprising 395 essays arranged alphabetically, mostly on individual objects, artefacts, techniques, and products, this is an up-to-date work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching the history of twentieth-century technology.
For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encycloped ia of 20th-Century Technology website.
"…ambitious resource." -- School Library Journal
"The editors declare a "humanistic" intention, emphasizing interactions between people and the technologies they use; the contributors strike a balance between pure science or engineering and the social and economic results of technological development… Students enrolled in history of technology will find this encyclopedia helpful as a compact reference source and a gold mine for research topics… Highly recommended." -- Choice
"Of use to the undergraduate student and general reader, this reference contains descriptive and historical entries on the broad theme of 20th-century technology." -- SciTech Book News
"International in scope… Recommended without reservation for academic as well as public libraries." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly
"It is refreshing to learn that an encyclopedic two-volume handbook could attract technology junkies in these days of unfettered internet usage. This is a reference source worth the money." -- American Reference Books Annual