Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.00
List price: $16.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
24 Partner Warehouse General- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Industrial Revolutionaries: Making of the Modern World 1776-1914 (09 Edition)

by

Industrial Revolutionaries: Making of the Modern World 1776-1914 (09 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Synopsis:

In this vivid, sweeping history of the industrial revolution, Weightman shows how, in less than 150 years, a world made of wood, powered by animals, wind, and water was made into something entirely new, forged of steel and iron, and powered by steam and fossil fuels.

Synopsis:

Gavin Weightmans sweeping history of the industrial revolution 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 and 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 didnt 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802144843
Author:
Weightman, Gavin
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Business Writing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

Other books you might like

  1. Jayber Crow
    Used Trade Paper $10.50
  2. I Capture the Castle
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  3. A Terrible Splendor: Three... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  4. The Verneys: A True Story of Love,... Used Trade Paper $3.95
  5. Carpe Jugulum: Discworld Novels Used Mass Market $3.50

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Management
Business » Writing
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Western Civilization

Industrial Revolutionaries: Making of the Modern World 1776-1914 (09 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.00 In Stock
Product details 432 pages Grove Press - English 9780802144843 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this vivid, sweeping history of the industrial revolution, Weightman shows how, in less than 150 years, a world made of wood, powered by animals, wind, and water was made into something entirely new, forged of steel and iron, and powered by steam and fossil fuels.
"Synopsis" by ,
Gavin Weightmans sweeping history of the industrial revolution 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 and 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 didnt 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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.