12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Thoughtful and interesting,
This review is from: The Industrial Revolutionaries: The Creation of the Modern World 1776-1914 (Hardcover)
This is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to learn of the origins of industry between 1776 and 1914. The chapters flow with interesting insights into the pioneers and inventors around the world at that time, with the end of one chapter acting as the introduction to the next.
It certainly removes some of the myths and legends that surround the inventions of the time, especially the Morse code chapter.
The books covers all the major technologies of the time in Europe and America in a most readable and non stuffy way.
A must for anyone interested in the history of this period.