Science, Technology and the British Industrial 'Decline', 1870-1970

Science, Technology and the British Industrial 'Decline', 1870-1970

by David Edgerton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521577780

ISBN-13: 9780521577786

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the history of British science and technology in relation to economic performance. Using a wealth of previously unknown statistical data, David Edgerton draws new and controversial conclusions about British innovation and technical training since 1870, and provides a unique guide to the debates around the subject.

Overview

This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the history of British science and technology in relation to economic performance. Using a wealth of previously unknown statistical data, David Edgerton draws new and controversial conclusions about British innovation and technical training since 1870, and provides a unique guide to the debates around the subject. This book will be of interest to economic historians and political scientists, as well as scientists and engineers, and will be invaluable to students approaching the subject for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521577786
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #29
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Acknowledgements; Note on references; 1. Introduction; 2. Use of technique and technical and scientific training; 3. Industrial invention, innovation, and research and development; 4. State funding of research and development; 5. British technology in comparative perspective; 6. Conclusions; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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