The industrial revolutionaries: the making of the modern world, 1776-1914

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c2007.
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In this vivid, sweeping history of the industrial revolution, Gavin Weightman shows how, in less than one hundred and fifty years, an unlikely band of scientists, spies, entrepreneurs, and political refugees took a world made of wood, powered by animals, wind, and water, and made it into something entirely new, forged of steel and iron, and powered by steam and fossil fuels. Weightman weaves together the dramatic stories of giants such as Edison, Watt, Wedgwood, and Daimler, with lesser-known or entirely forgotten characters, including a group of Japanese samurai who risked their lives to learn the secrets of the West, and John ?Iron Mad” Wilkinson, who didn’t let war between England and France stop him from plumbing Paris. Distilling complex technical achievements, outlandish figures, and daring adventures into an accessible narrative that spans the globe as industrialism spreads, The Industrial Revolutionaries is a remarkable work of original, engaging history.
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table_of_contents 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.
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