Iron, Steam & Money: The Making of the Industrial Revolution Hardcover – 23 May 2013
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"Ably handling a mass of material, Osborne explores both the technological side of his subject and its human aspect" (Christopher Smith UK Regional Press Syndication)
"Osborne fires [the Industrial Revolution] up with great gusto" (Iain Finlayson The Times)
"Detailed and scholarly" (Steve Craggs UK Regional Press Syndication)
"A truly rattling good yarn" (Jonathan Glancey Country Life)
"Detailed and scholarly" (UK Regional Press Syndication)
A fresh look at the decades when British ingenuity and technological innovation changed the course of human history and ushered in the modern world.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
The book explains how key technological breakthroughs such as Abraham Darby's coke fuelled Blast Furnace led to increased demand for coal, which led to deeper mines, which led to a need for pumping equipment, which led to the Newcomen Engine, which led to the genius of James Watt, which led to a need for rotary power which led to factories being liberated from water supplies, and so on and so forth.
Combine this with the shift from a wool economy to a cotton economy - made entirely possible by the Flying Shuttle, the Spinning Jenny, the Mule and you can see how the world changed.
I couldnt put this book down!
The book provides the reader with lots of interesting details abiut the industrial revolution. It is also beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings and pictures and is a plesure to read!
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A very readable, well-written, and well researched account of the Industrial Revolution.Published 21 months ago by Paul May
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