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Europe and the New Technologies
Europe and the New Technologies
Edited by Margaret Sharp
Cornell University Press, 1986, 312 pp

The application of new technologies, not their invention or development, is the focus of this very good book by a team drawn together by the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex. The six case studies of "new industrial activities" and the changes they have brought are designed to permit comparison, and the editor has done a good job of finding common themes. However, there is great diversity and much of the book's value lies in its extensive factual material about the experience of companies and governments in a number of European countries.