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Heroes of Invention Technology, Liberalism and British Identity, 1750-1914

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ISBN-10: 0521153824

ISBN-13: 9780521153829

Edition: 2010

Authors: Christine MacLeod

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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 476
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
List of illustrations
Introduction: inventors and other heroes
The new Prometheus
The inventor's progress
The apotheosis of James Watt
Watt, inventor of the Industrial Revolution
'What's Watt?' The radical critique
The technological pantheon
Heroes of the Pax Britannica
Debating the patent system
The workers' heroes
Maintaining the industrial spirit
Science and the disappearing inventor
Epilogue: The Victorian legacy
Bibliography
Index