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Industrial Britain Under The Regency

Author : W.O. Henderson
ISBN : 9781136613104
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In this book W. O. Henderson has brought together in English translation the journals of four foreign visitors who travelled in England and Scotland in the years immediately following the Napoleonic wars, in a way which may be regarded as a sequel to his recent book on J. C. Fischer’s diaries of industrial Britain. Two of the travellers whose journals are included in this volume were Swiss industrialists. Hans Caspar Escher was both a professional architect and the founder of the famous engineering firm of Esther Wyss of Zürich, Bodmer, also of Zürich, lived in England for many years and was recognised as an inventor of genius. The other accounts of industrial Britain in the Regency era are a report by the Prussian Factory Commissioner May and a short survey of the Newcastle upon Tyne colliery railways by the French government engineer Louis de Gallois. The four diaries show how informed foreign visitors were impressed by the way in which Britain had survived the perils of Napoleon’s Continental System and was now forging ahead to consolidate her position as the workshop of the world. This book was first published in 1968.

The Zollverein

Author : W.O. Henderson
ISBN : 9781136234736
Genre : History
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Progressive Enlightenment

Author : Leslie Tomory
ISBN : 9780262300452
Genre : Science
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In Progressive Enlightenment, Leslie Tomory examines the origins of the gaslight industry, from invention to consolidation as a large integrated urban network. Tomory argues that gas was the first integrated large-scale technological network, a designation usually given to the railways. He shows how the first gas network was constructed and stabilized through the introduction of new management structures, the use of technical controls, and the application of means to constrain the behavior of the users of gas lighting. Tomory begins by describing the contributions of pneumatic chemistry and industrial distillation to the development of gas lighting, then explores the bifurcation between the Continental and British traditions in distillation technology. He examines the establishment and consolidation of the new industry by the Birmingham firm Boulton & Watt, and describes the deployment of the network strategy by the entrepreneur Frederick Winsor. Tomory argues that the gas industry represented a new wave of technological innovation in industry because of its dependence on formal scientific research, its need for large amounts of capital, and its reliance on business organization beyond small firms and partnerships -- all of which signaled a departure from the artisanal nature and limited deployment of inventions earlier in the Industrial Revolution. Gas lighting was the first important realization of the Enlightenment dream of science in the service of industry.

The Canadian Historical Review

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ISBN : UCSD:31822020071692
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Bibliography Of Historical Works Issued In The United Kingdom 1966 1970

Author : William Kellaway
ISBN : UCSC:32106002819388
Genre : English literature
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Bulletin Of The Institute Of Historical Research

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ISBN : IND:30000116745245
Genre : Archives
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Ottley S Bibliography Of British Railway History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105024867041
Genre : Railroads
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For over thirty years the Bibliography of British Railway History has been an essential tool for anyone wanting to study the history of rail transport and one of the foundations for the best of recent railway historical research. The continuing output of new publications about railways is such that a substantial supplement is required from time to time to maintain the work's utility. This is the second such supplement. As well as providing addenda to some of the 13,000 entries in the previous volumes, this volume has 6600 new entries.

National Union Catalog

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ISBN : WISC:89015286172
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

University Of California Union Catalog Of Monographs Cataloged By The Nine Campuses From 1963 Through 1967 Authors Titles

Author : University of California (System). Institute of Library Research
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117247523
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Manufactories In Germany

Author : William Otto Henderson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105034249370
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