Energy and the English Industrial Revolution

ISBN-10: 0521131855
ISBN-13: 9780521131858
Edition: 2010
Authors: E. A. Wrigley
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Opening Pandora's jar
Overview of the nature and structure of the book
A sketch of the argument
The limits to growth in organic economies
The views of the classical economists
The energy constraint
Production and reproduction
Conclusion
The transition from an organic to an energy-rich economy
Agricultural growth, industrial growth, and transport improvements
Manpower productivity in agriculture
The energy revolution
Conclusion
Favourable developments
Agricultural change and urbanisation
Urban growth
The consumer revolution
The agricultural system
The rise in agricultural output
The London effect
Conclusion
Energy and transport
The history of energy consumption
Coal production and transport provision
Other improvements in transport facilities
Conclusion
Occupational structure, aggregate income, and migration
Occupational structure and migration
Occupational change and aggregate income
Aggregate income trends and migration
Conclusion
Production and reproduction
The components of population change
England in a wider setting: the concomitants of faster population growth
Regional diversity
Conclusion
Retrospect of Part II as a whole
What set England apart from her neighbours
The timing and nature of change in the industrial revolution
Preliminary considerations
Relative growth rates
The escape from the constraints of an organic economy
The changing character of the growth surge
Why the growth surge continued
A summary of the character and timing of the changes which took place
Modernisation and the industrial revolution
Introductory comment
England and the Netherlands
The relationship between industrialisation and modernisation
National entities and lopsided growth
Conclusion
Retrospective
The industrial revolution and energy
The energy revolution
Pandora's jar again
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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