The Technology of Ancient Japan
A beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated account of how a great country developed its own unique and resourceful techniques that ultimately influenced and impacted art, literature, architecture, weaponry, cultivation, and textile production. This title discusses how the japanese borrowed and improved upon technology from China and Korea, and provides an excellent introduction to the richness of a great culture. Supports history-social science content standards mandating student understanding of the origins and influence of agricultural, technological, and commercial developments in key ancient civilizations. Broadens student understanding of the relationship among science, technology, and society by highlighting how major scientific and mathematical discoveries and technological innovations have affected societies throughout history.
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THE BUILDING ARTS
THE TECHNOLOGY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
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