1st Edition

Science And Technology In The

    546 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 1969. The Industrial Revolution in Great Britain has probably attracted more attention than any other historical period or phenomenon. Students of economic growth, of business history, and of social revolution have long delved in this rich and fascinating field. Yet new veins continue to be discovered, as new areas are surveyed and new drillings undertaken. This book is the outcome of such research activities intermittently spread over more than ten years.

    Introduction I Scientific Prelude to the Industrial Revolution II The Diffusion of Technology in Great Britain during the Industrial Revolution III Science and Industry in the Late Eighteenth Century IV The Derby Philosophical Society V Training Captains of Industry The Education of Matthew Robinson Boulton (1770-1842) and Janies Watt, Junior (1769-1848) VI The International Exchange of Men and Machines, 1750-1800 As seen in the business records of Matthew Boulton VII Early Industrial Chemists Thomas Henry (1734-1816) of Manchester, and his Sons VIII The Introduction of Chlorine Bleaching IX Chemical Developments in Dyeing X James Watt and Early Experiments in Alkali Manufacture XI The Profession of Civil Engineer in the Eighteenth Century A Portrait of Thomas Yeoman, F.R.S., 1704 (?) XII The Early Growth of Steam Power XIII The Origins of Engineering in Lancashire XIV An Early Engineering Firm Peel, Williams & Co., of Manchester XV The Growth of Mass-Production Engineering


    Eric Robinson, Margaret C. Jacob, A.E. Musson