9780802144843

The Industrial Revolutionaries The Making of the Modern World 1776-1914

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802144843

  • ISBN10:

    0802144845

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/25/2010
  • Publisher: Grove Press

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Summary

In this vivid, sweeping history of the industrial revolution, Weightman shows how, in less than 150 years, a world made of wood, powered by animals, wind, and water was made into something entirely new, forged of steel and iron, and powered by steam and fossil fuels.

Author Biography

Gavin Weightman is a social historian whose books focus on the origins of modern society. He is the author of the best-selling London's Thames, The Frozen Water Trade, and Signor Marconi's Magic Box.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Spiesp. 10
Mad About Ironp. 22
The Toolbag Travellersp. 37
The Cornishman's Pufferp. 48
They Kept Their Headsp. 67
Some Yankees in the Worksp. 90
The Railway Menp. 117
Cowcatchers and Timber Tracksp. 136
Les Rosbifs Go To Workp. 152
A Prophet Without Honourp. 173
A Blast of Hot Airp. 190
Morse Decodedp. 197
The Palace of Wondersp. 213
'A Very Handsome Tail'p. 232
The Petroleum Pioneersp. 252
The Steel Revolutionp. 270
Of Scots and Samuraip. 285
Horsepowerp. 299
The Wizard of Menlo Parkp. 324
The Terror of the Torpedop. 342
The Synthetic Worldp. 361
Postscriptp. 383
Notesp. 394
Bibliographyp. 402
Indexp. 407
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