Description : Presents the technologies used by the ancient Japanese to improve agriculture, communication, construction, weapons, transportation, and science.
Description : Describes the technologies used in ancient Egypt, including those improving agriculture, the written word, measurement, construction, medicine, and chemistry.
Description : Describes the technology developed and used in the Roman Empire, including technology involving agriculture, transportation, construction, communication, and medicine.
Description : Describes the technology used by the ancient Chinese to help with agriculture, communication, calculations, transportation, medicine, and warfare.
Description : Describes the technology used in ancient Greece to improve agriculture, timekeeping, writing, construction, warfare, and medicine.
Description : This book deals with a topical issue relating to the use of script in Japan, one which has the potential to reshape future script policy through the mediation of both orthographic practices and social relations. It tells the story of the impact of one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in Japan in the latter part of this century: the invention and rapid adoption of word-processing technology capable of handling Japanese script in a society where the nature of that script had previously mandated handwriting as the norm. The ramifications of this technology in both the business and personal spheres have been wide-ranging, extending from changes to business practices, work profiles, orthography and social attitudes to writing through to Japan's ability to construct a substantial presence on the Internet in recent years.
Description : Offering an insight into early Japanese history (AD 100-800), this text examines: Yamatai, the lost realm of the third-century Queen Himiko; Japan-Korea relations 350-700; the creation of capital cities 645-800; and the appropriation of Chinese-style governing arrangements during the same era.