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Headrick, Daniel R
Power over peoples : technology, environments, and Western imperialism, 1400 to the present / Daniel R. Headrick
Alternate Title Technology, environments, and Western imperialism, 1400 to the present
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  JC359 .H389 2010    AVAILABLE
In honor of Graduating Student Assistant, Tim Ammons, 2012
Subject(s) Imperialism -- History
Technology -- History
Military weapons -- History
Physical Description x, 400 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Contents The discovery of the oceans, to 1779 -- Eastern ocean empires, 1497-1700 -- Horses, diseases, and the conquest of the Americas, 1492-1849 -- The limits of the old imperialism: Africa and Asia to 1859 -- Steamboat imperialism, 1807-1898 -- Health, medicine, and the new imperialism, 1830-1914 -- Weapons and colonial wars, 1830-1914 -- The age of air control, 1911-1936 -- The decline of air control, 1946-2007
Summary In this work, Daniel Headrick traces the evolution of Western technologies and sheds light on the environmental and social factors that have brought victory in some cases and unforeseen defeat in others
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
In this work, Daniel Headrick traces the evolution of Western technologies and sheds light on the environmental and social factors that have brought victory in some cases and unforeseen defeat in others
NOTE In honor of graduating student assistant, Tim Ammons
Series Princeton economic history of the Western world
Alternate Author Graduating Student Assistants, 2012

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