Tuesday, February 05, 2008

NetLibrary's February eBook of the Month

The NetLibrary electronic book (eBook) service we subscribe to makes a specific title available each month to all subscribers. So even though we may not have purchased that title, it will be freely available for the month in which it is the "book of the month."

The February eBook is Science and Technology in World History by James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn. The book is published by The Johns Hopkins University Press.*

The NetLibrary advertisement describes the book as follows:

Now in its second edition, this bestselling textbook may be the single most influential study of the historical relationship between science and technology ever published. Tracing this relationship from the dawn of civilization through the twentieth century, James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn argue that technology as "applied science" emerged relatively recently, as industry and governments began funding scientific research that would lead directly to new or improved technologies.

The new edition reorganizes its treatment of Greek science and significantly expands its coverage of industrial civilization and contemporary science and technology with new and revised chapters devoted to applied science, the sociology and economics of science, globalization, and the technological systems that underpin everyday life.

To access this book:
  1. Go to http://library.hiu.edu/
  2. Click Research Databases
  3. Scroll down the screen and click NetLibrary
  4. Login using your Library login
    NOTE: Your Library login is your Hope ID and your Library password (the first 3 letters of your first name and the first 3 letters of your last name)
  5. You should now be in the NetLibrary service
  6. Click the featured book that appears on the right side of the screen
  7. Enjoy reading!

You must be a current student, faculty, or staff at Hope International University to access this book via the NetLibrary service.

Please contact a Librarian at library_ref-help@hiu.edu if you have questions about the NetLibrary service.

*The currently featured NetLibrary eBook is not a recommendation or endorsement by Hope International University. Such posts as this are intended to advise the Hope community of services available to it.

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