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Review: Technics & Civilization

User Review  - Theresa Macphail - Goodreads

A classic study of the entanglement of technology and society. Dated, of course, but Mumford's text is still provocative for those of us thinking about the intersections of culture and new technologies today. A must-read for anyone working in tech or on tech. Read full review

Review: Technics & Civilization

User Review  - Smoothw - Goodreads

One of the first books to analyze technology as a separate force that influences and shapes civilization. Mumford divides the history of civilization into three phases, the eotechnic, paleotechnic and ... Read full review

Review: Technics & Civilization

User Review  - Mokokoma Mokhonoana - Goodreads

This is probably the longest book that I have read — thus far. But 430+ pages was definitely worth it. The book brilliantly illustrates the impact that an invention can have on man and his ... Read full review

Review: Technics & Civilization

User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

Thought this was fascinating. :) Read full review

Review: Technics & Civilization

User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

This book contains far and away the greatest appendix in the history of appendices: a chronology of human inventions. The entire book displays a similar kind of audacity--in a nutshell, it attempts to ... Read full review

Review: Technics & Civilization

User Review  - Don Robertson - Goodreads

Lewis Mumford writes well enough. Anything he wrote is a worthy read. Yes, Mumford's views are antique. But these views are generally easily filtered and weighed for their merit, some of which is ... Read full review


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