The Scientific and Industrial Revolution of Our Time

By M.E. Beggs Humpreys, D.W. Humphreys

© 2005 – Routledge

96 pages

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About the Book

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Speed of Change

PART I: NEW SOURCES OF POWER

Electric power

Power from the atom

The turbine

The internal combustion engine

Power from oil

PART II: NEW MATERIALS AND NEW PROCESSES

The age of steel

Synthetic materials

Chemicals from coal

Chemicals from petroleum

The story of synthetic rubber, plastics

New Textiles: man-made fibres

The rise of the Electronics industry

Towards automaton

Things to do

Book list

Some important events, discoveries and inventions

About the Series

Economic History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
REF000000
REFERENCE / General