Technology, Tradition and Survival: Aspects of Material Culture in the Middle East and Central Asia
Psychology Press, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 256 pages
The contributors address the history, originality, variety and sophistication of traditional science, technology and material culture in the Middle East and Central Asia, their influence on the history of Europe and the West, and the threat posed by modern Western technologies.
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