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Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West

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ISBN-10: 0195082206

ISBN-13: 9780195082203

Edition: 1997

Authors: Margaret C. Jacob

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This book seeks to explain the historical process by which in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries scientific knowledge became an integral part of the culture of Europe and how this in turn led to the Industrial Revolution. Comparative in structure, Jacob explains why England was so much more successful at this transition than its continental counterparts.
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List price: $102.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.22" long x 0.54" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Margaret C. Jacob is a well-known scholar in early modern European history, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is THE FIRST KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY. HUMAN CAPITAL AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 1750-1850. She currently teaches in the history department at UCLA. Her publications include: THE NEWTONIANS AND THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1978) and THE RADICAL ENLIGHTENMENT: PANTHEISTS, FREEMASONS, AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION (1981). James R. and Margaret C. Jacob have jointly edited THE ORIGINS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN RADICALISM (1983). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY she contributes the chapters on…    

Intellectual Foundations
The New Science and its New Audience
The Cultural Meaning of Cartesianism: From the Self to Nature (and Back to the State)
Science in the Crucible of the English Revolution
The Newtonian Enlightenment
Cultural and Social Foundations
The Cultural Origins of the First Industrial Revolution
The Watts, Entrepreneurs
Scientific Education and Industrialization in Continental Europe
French Industry and Engineers under Absolutism and Revolution
How Science Worked in Industrial Moments: Case Studies from Britain