Summary and Info
Unlike a typical history of science and technology, this reference offers a chronology of virtually all that has occurred in these areas-including ignored precursors and false starts. Covering the Stone to the Information Age, each chapter represents a major division in this history with a timeline of achievements in different fields and an overview of the advance's impact on society in historical context. The volume includes b&w illustrations and further recommended reading by field. Bunch is the coauthor of The Penguin Desk Encyclopedia of Science and Mathematics.