Changes in the Technological Landscape: Essays in the History of Science and Technology
The collection of articles, essays, and other presentations included in this volume summarize to some extent the author's thinking over the last several decades on a broad range of topics associated with the history and philosophy of science and technology and follow his passage from the academic world to the museum world to the positions he now concurrently holds as president of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Marshal of the Realm to the King of Sweden.
Recipent of the 2010 Leonardo da Vinci medal of the society for history of technology, among numerous accomplishments he is particularly cited for a "remarkable ability to build enduring institutions while also pursuing original scholarship and pioneering ventures in education."
“ . . . Historians and curators of science and technology will thoroughly enjoy—and learn much from—this collection of gems by an acclaimed scholar.” —Chemical Heritage, Fall 2011/Winter 2012
“Understanding the history of science allows you to draw on the lessons of the past. Changes in the Technological Landscape: Essays in the History of Science and Technology is a collection of essays and discussion on these topics, as Svante Lindqvist puts a scholarly eye on it all. From the spectacle, the purpose of studying this history, particular events in history that offer much credence to the need of scientific history, the purpose of the Nobel prize and much more, Changes in the Technological Landscape is studious with plenty of thoughts for historians, scientists, and non-specialist general readers.” —The Midwest Book Review
“ . . . With subjects such as the history and science of capital punishment to labs in the woods around the world, this offers a fine survey blending philosophy, science, and historical inquiry suitable for any scholarly holding.” —Internet Bookwatch