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- Book review: 'The shock of the old: technology and global history since 1900', by David Edgerton
- Koval, Ramona; Given, Jock
- Which do you think was the more important technological advancement---the rickshaw or the jumbo jet? The condom or the contraceptive pill? Perhaps the answers are not as obvious as you might first think ... In 'The shock of the old: technology and global history since 1900', well known historian of modern military and industrial technology David Edgerton challenges the idea of technology as a glistening behemoth, frog-marching us ever forward into a bigger, better, brighter, faster, future. Reviewer Jock Given takes a closer look for 'The Book Show'.
- Publication type
- Media interview
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Institute for Social Research
- 'The Book Show', presented by Ramona Koval, 20 November 2007
- Publication year
- 20th century history; Book review; Edgerton, David; History; Revolution; Society; Technological change; Technology
- ABC Radio National
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2007 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
- Additional information
- Podcast of an interview that aired on the ABC Radio National program 'The Book Show' on 20 November 2007. Presented by Ramona Koval.