The Industrial Revolution in Britain

The Industrial Revolution in Britain

by Don Nardo

Hardcover

$39.40

Overview

The Lucent Library of Historical Eras offers young readers insight into important periods in world history. Individual books in every multivolume set present readers with a historical perspective and comprehensive picture of the cultural, political, and social events that characterize a given era. Fully documented primary and secondary source accounts enliven the text. Bibliographies, maps and photographs, sidebars, and indexes make these useful tools for student research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420501520
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/19/2009
Series: Lucent Library of Historical Eras: Industrial Revolution Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction: Why Eighteenth-Century Britain? 8

Chapter 1 The Rise of Industrial Britain 14

Chapter 2 Textiles Lead the Way 23

Chapter 3 Coal, Iron, and Steel 33

Chapter 4 The Mainspring of Industry: Steam 43

Chapter 5 Transportation and Communications 53

Chapter 6 The Impact of Industrialization 62

Chapter 7 A Host of Engineering Marvels 72

Epilogue: The Decline of British Industry 83

Notes 87

Time Line 90

For More Information 92

Index 94

Picture Credits 96

About the Author 96

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