Examines the history oftechnology from the Renaissance, through the Enlightenment and the period of industrialization, with particular emphasis on energy (other cases considered include transport and communications technologies). Guiding
themes will include: the environmental, economic and political causes oftechnological change; the cultural (including scientific) relations
oftechnology; the development oftechnological systems; technology in everyday life. In energy history the transitions, and continuities,
between the eras ofwood, wind and water, of coal, iron and steam, and of oil, plastics and electricity will be examined.
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