Industrial Revolutionaries The Making of the Modern World 1776-1914

ISBN-10: 0802144845
ISBN-13: 9780802144843
Edition: N/A
Authors: Gavin Weightman
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Spies
Mad About Iron
The Toolbag Travellers
The Cornishman's Puffer
They Kept Their Heads
Some Yankees in the Works
The Railway Men
Cowcatchers and Timber Tracks
Les Rosbifs Go To Work
A Prophet Without Honour
A Blast of Hot Air
Morse Decoded
The Palace of Wonders
'A Very Handsome Tail'
The Petroleum Pioneers
The Steel Revolution
Of Scots and Samurai
Horsepower
The Wizard of Menlo Park
The Terror of the Torpedo
The Synthetic World
Postscript
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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