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By Scott L. Montgomery

In this cutting edge paintings, Scott L. Montgomery explores the varied roles that translation has performed within the improvement of technological know-how from antiquity to the present—from the Arabic translations of Greek and Latin texts whose reintroduction to Europe was once the most important to the Renaissance, to the beginning and evolution of contemporary technology in Japan.

"[A] e-book of significant richness, as a lot for its examples as for its principles, which keenly illustrate the advance of data throughout languages and epochs. it's a booklet to learn and reread. Its topic is critical; it really is ours, it truly is our history." -André Clas, Meta: magazine des Traducteurs

"[T]his booklet . . . turns out to face by myself at the shelf. an outstanding factor, as a result, that it's so jam-packed with great things, either within the content material and the prose." —William R. Everdell, MAA Online

"[A]n amazing paintings. . . . by means of reminding us of the position of numerous cultures within the elevation of technological know-how inside a selected kingdom or civilization, the publication makes a considerable contribution to the postmodern worldview that emphasizes multiculturalism." —Choice

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