The last two centuries have seen unprecedented change in the everyday lives of Europeans. From the Napoleonic Wars to the end of the Cold War, from the Industrial Revolution to the Computer Revolution, many of these changes were greatly influenced by the scientific and technological advances that took place during that period. This volume in the Daily Life Through History series examines how science and technology impacted the everyday life of modern Europeans in all aspects from of their lives.
Science and Technology in Modern European Life shows how science and technology influenced every aspect of daily life:
· Transportation: From horse and carriage to the iron horse (the locomotive) and the horseless carriage
· Communication: The expansion of mass culture from the advent of the newspaper and the picture postcard to the development of the internet
· War and Imperialism: How European technology enabled the colonization of much of the rest of the world, and how the changes in war technology forever altered how war is carried out
· The Home: The great changes of household technology, and how these changes altered the relationship between men and women