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Inkster, Ian

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Works: 88 works in 321 publications in 2 languages and 9,753 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Ian Inkster
History of technology by Ian Inkster( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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History of technology by Ian Inkster( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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History of technology by Ian Inkster( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The technical problems confronting different societies and periods and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays. It deals with the history of technical discovery and change and explores the relationship of technology to other aspects of life - social, cultural and economic - showing how technological development has shaped, and been shaped by, the society in which it occurred
History of technology by Ian Inkster( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If technology transfer from advanced nations to less developed systems always worked, the whole world would now be rich. That this is not the case is so obvious, we might well expect that the history of the processes, successes and failures of technology transfer across nations would be a very well-established field of enquiry. In fact the theme is still a developing one, and the present Special Issue centres on the case of Spain as exemplary in many respects. The collected essays focus upon four major themes of knowledge: manufacturing, energy, telecommunications and public works
History of technology( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and technology in history : an approach to industrial development by Ian Inkster( Book )

22 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the changing relationships between science, technology and economic development from the eighteenth century to the present time. The task of this book is to uncover the dynamics of industrial change. --from the Preface (p. xiv)
Metropolis and province, science in British culture, 1780-1850 by Ian Inkster( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of case studies, focusing on British scientific culture during the first industrial revolution, explores the social basis of science in the period and asks why such an extraordinarily rich variety of cultural-scientific experience should have flourished at the time. The book analyses science and scientific culture in their local contexts, both metropolitan and provincial, examining where possibel the relations between the two, and emphasizing the range of scientific associations in London, to individual savants in the provinces. This book was first published in 1983
History of technology by A. Rupert Hall( )

in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Technology Volume 29 by Ian Inkster( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common question from the western point of view is of the sort; why did China lose its early leadership of productive technologies to Europe during the early modern period? Answers to this seemingly clear enquiry vary from general cultural inwardness to the interferences of imperial governance. This collection surveys such theories but alters the issue by raising the notion that Chinese technologies did not so much fail as move along a path different from that of Europe. Our second collection on the Mindful Hand, also shifts common ground by querying and modifying common views of the links between knowledge and technique in early-modern European development. Scientific or related knowledge was not brought to technique as a socio-cultural gift from an educated elite to the working man. Rather, educated gents, practitioners, instrument makers, craftsfolk and technicians of all kinds intermingled both socially and in terms of the recognition of technical problems as well as in the assemblage of the mental, commercial and cognitive resources required to pursue innovative production projects
History of Technology Volume 31 by Ian Inkster( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New work on early modern Europe has now opened up the hidden avenues that link changes of technologies with a complex of cognitive, institutional, spatial and cultural elements. It is true that all divisions of history wish to incorporate all other divisions unto themselves, but in the essays of our first collection there are specific cases and analyses clearly delineated to show how technologies and systems for the production, reproduction and representation of technological changes emerged out of fundamental aspects of European society and mentality. The question must be: How far were such f
Japanese industrialisation : historical and cultural perspectives by Ian Inkster( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japanese Industrialisation features detailed treatments of East Asia, China, the US and 'the West' as essential parts of the global context of Japanese historical experience. It considers many of the unusual institutional features of Japan's corporate enterprise and political regime and controversially interprets them as deliberate expressions of industrialisation under conditions of late development and escape from Western colonialism. It also identifies many of the constraints on future growth as geopolitical rather than cultural or environmental. This book is an essential resource for students and academics in areas including Asian Studies, Japanese History and Industrial Development."--Jacket
The Japanese industrial economy : late development and cultural causation by Ian Inkster( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study reveals that the way to understand the Japanese industrial experience is to focus on the resources that the nation brought to bear on the task of responding positively to the superior technologies and institutions of the industrialized world, from the late 19th century
Culture and technology in modern Japan( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rise of Japan as an economic superpower since World War II has been a remarkable episode in the history of the modern world. This book seeks to explain this phenomenal success by looking at the issues of culture and technology and making a comparison with the experience of the USA, the UK and Europe."--Jacket
The Golden Age : essays in British social and economic history 1850-1870 by Ian Inkster( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious dissent and the Aikin-Barbauld circle, 1740-1860( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent criticism is now fully appreciating the nuanced and complex contribution made by Dissenters to the culture and ideas of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Britain. This is the first sustained study of a Dissenting family - the Aikins - from the 1740s to the 1860s. Essays by literary critics, historians of religion and science, and geographers explore and contextualise the achievements of this remarkable family, including John Aikin senior, tutor at the celebrated Warrington Academy, and his children, poet Anna Letitia Barbauld, and John Aikin junior, literary physician and editor. The latter's children in turn were leading professionals and writers in the early Victorian era. This study provides new perspectives on the social and cultural importance of the family and their circle - an untold story of collaboration and exchange, and a narrative which breaks down period boundaries to set Enlightenment and Victorian culture in dialogue"--
Scientific culture and urbanisation in industrialising Britain by Ian Inkster( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and industrialisation : historical case studies and international perspectives by Ian Inkster( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of technology by Ian Inkster( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan as a development model? : relative backwardness and technological transfer by Ian Inkster( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of technology by Ian Inkster( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If technology transfer from advanced nations to less developed systems always worked, the whole world would now be rich. That this is not the case is so obvious, we might well expect that the history of the processes, successes and failures of technology transfer across nations would be a very well-established field of enquiry. In fact the theme is still a developing one, and the present Special Issue centres on the case of Spain as exemplary in many respects. The collected essays focus upon four major themes of knowledge: manufacturing, energy, telecommunications and public works. The scope o
 
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