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Encyclopedia of 20Th-Century Technology

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All editors of encyclopedias are faced with the problem of what to include. Even if the title is agreed and the numbers of volumes and pages have been decided, the sum of possible entries could be very large. In the case of the Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology, the editor decided that in order to construct a logical and consistent set of entries it was necessary to adopt what could be described as an analytic framework. During the 20th century a plethora of manufactured articles have appeared for which the real costs have continuously fallen. The products in industrialized societies have become universal, and many of the good ones are within the reach of a large proportion of humanity. In keeping with this democratic trend of the century it was decided that people and their experiences with technology should be central to the encyclopedia. Readers are urged to read the entries in the light of the humanistic core.

An examination of people and their lives led to six broad, related areas of society from which the four hundred entries that comprise these volumes could be derived. The type of analysis carried out is indicated in the diagrams on the next page. The first shows the six basic areas; the second diagram is an outline of the detailed application for the category FOOD. Five or six levels of analysis allowed the definition of headers that provided the individual entries. Of course, entries could be found in two or more basic areas or could be related to others: entries in refrigerating in the domestic situation as found in food preservation would lead to entries in the technology of refrigeration per se. Thus the contents were defined.

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