The Development of Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Importance of Manchester, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Development of Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Britain

The Importance of Manchester, 1st Edition

By Donald Cardwell

Edited by Richard L. Hills

Routledge

344 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781138740327
pub: 2017-09-26
$150.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315183671
pub: 2017-11-01
from $22.50


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

This title was first published in 2003. Donald Cardwell's interest in the inter-relationships between science, technology, education and society are exemplified in the selection of his studies and essays brought together here. The first section deals with the rise of scientific education in Britain, comparing it with that on the Continent. The next studies explore the development of the scientific understanding of power, especially steam power, and its application in the new technologies of the Industrial Revolution. The final section looks at learned societies, and in particular at Manchester, making explicit a theme running through many of the articles - the reasons why science, society and education came together to make this city what he called 'the centre of the industrial revolution'.

Table of Contents

Contents: Science, Technology and Education: The development of scientific research in modern universities: a comparative study of motives and opportunities; Reflections on some problems in the history of science; The academic study of the history of technology; Science, technology and industry; The two-way mirror; Power Technologies, Thermodynamics and Electricity: Power technologies and the advance of science, 1700-1825; Power and textiles in the Industrial Revolution; Thermodynamics and practical engineering in the 19th century; Science and technology: the work of James Prescott Joule; Science and the steam engine in the early 19th century reconsidered; Industry, thermodynamics and society in the 19th century; Steam engine theory in the 19th century: from duty to thermal efficiency; from Parkes to Sankey; On Michael Faraday, Henry Wilde and the dynamo; The Importance of Manchester: Science and the European tragedies; The patronage of science in 19th century Manchester; Two centuries of the Manchester Lit. & Phil.; They made Manchester; Thoughts on voluntary scientific societies from the time of de Magalhaes to the present day; Index.

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit https://www.routledge.com/series/PSYREVIVALS

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General