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Iron, Steam & Money: The Making of the Industrial Revolution

Iron, Steam & Money: The Making of the Industrial Revolution


作者  /  Roger Osborne

出版社 / PIMLICO

出版日期 / 2014/08/15

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$825

售價 / 9折, NT$ 743

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In late eighteenth-century Britain a handful of men brought about the greatest transformation in human history. Inventors, industrialists, and entrepreneurs ushered in the age of powered machinery and the factory, and thereby changed the whole of human society, bringing into being new methods of social and economic organization, new social classes, and new political forces. The Industrial Revolution also dramatically altered humanity's relation to the natural world and embedded the belief that change, not stasis, is the necessary backdrop for human existence. Iron, Steam and Money tells the thrilling story of those few decades, the moments of inspiration, the rivalries, skulduggery, and death threats, and the tireless perseverance of the visionaries who made it all happen. Richard Arkwright, James Watt, Richard Trevithick, and Josiah Wedgwood are among the giants whose achievements and tragedies fill these pages. In this authoritative study Roger Osborne also shows how and why the revolution happened, revealing pre-industrial Britain as a surprisingly affluent society, with wealth spread widely through the population, and with craft industries in every town, village, and front parlor. The combination of disposable income, widespread demand for industrial goods, and a generation of time-served artisans created the unique conditions that propelled humanity into the modern world. The industrial revolution was arguably the most important episode in modern human history; Iron, Steam and Money reminds us of its central role, while showing the extraordinary excitement of those tumultuous decades.







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誠品26碼 /2681279784006
ISBN 13 /9781845952129
ISBN 10 /184595212X
EAN /9781845952129

頁數400
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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