Lever of Riches Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

ISBN-10: 0195074777

ISBN-13: 9780195074772

Edition: 1990 (Reprint)

Authors: Joel Mokyr
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Description: Why are some nations more technically creative than others and why do some highly innovative societies eventually stagnate? In this provocative study of the value and meaning of technological advance, Joel Mokyr considers how past physical and social conditions have influenced the development and reception of new ideas, and shows how these trends can guide future industrial strategies at a time when more countries than ever before are competing for the rewards of technicalingenuity.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/9/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Classical antiquity
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance and beyond
The years of miracles: the Industrial Revolution
The later Nineteenth century
Understanding technological progress
Classical and medieval technology
China and Europe
The industrial revolution: Britain and Europe
Evolution and the dynamics of technological change
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