The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present / Edition 2

The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present / Edition 2

by David S. Landes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052153402X

ISBN-13: 9780521534024

Pub. Date: 06/26/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this new edition of his classic history on revolution and economic development in Europe, David Landes reasserts his original arguments in the light of current debates about globalization and comparative economic growth. Questions about why Europe was the first to industrialize and the viability of the post-war economic boom are as controversial as ever and

Overview

In this new edition of his classic history on revolution and economic development in Europe, David Landes reasserts his original arguments in the light of current debates about globalization and comparative economic growth. Questions about why Europe was the first to industrialize and the viability of the post-war economic boom are as controversial as ever and Landes concludes that only by continuous industrial revolution can Europe and the world sustain itself in the years ahead. First Edition Hb (1969): 0-521-07200-X First Edition Pb (1969): 0-521-09418-6

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521534024
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/26/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
590
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the new edition; Preface to the original edition; 1. Introduction; 2. The industrial revolution in Britain; 3. Continental emulation; 4. Closing the gap; 5. Short breath and second wind; 6. The interwar years; 7. Reconstruction and growth since 1945; 8. Conclusion; 9. Epilogue; Index.

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