Originally published in 1972.This book illustrates the growing awareness of the importance of science and technology in the Industrial Revolution. The contributors show that the growth in the teaching and literature of natural philosophy (mechanics, hydraulics etc), mathematics and chemistry, together with such new agencies as "philosophical societies", itinerant lecturers and libraries were significant factors in the development of the Industrial Revolution.
Table of Contents
- Who Unbound Prometheus? Science and Technical Change, 1600-1800/ Peter Mathias. 2. The Diffusion of Technology in Great Britain during the Industrial Revolution/A E Musson. 3 Some Statistics of the Industrial Revolution in Britain/T S Ashton. 4 The Natural History of Industry/Charles C Gillespie. 5 The Industrial Orientation of Science in the Lunar Society of Birmingham/Robert E Schofield. 6 Vitriol in the Industrial Revolution/Archibald Clow and Nan L Clow. 7 The Macintoshes and the Origins of the Chemical Industry/D W F Hardie. 8 Bryan Higgins and his Circle/F W Gibbs