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
ISBN-10:
052153402X
ISBN-13:
9780521534024
Pub. Date:
06/26/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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

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
Sales rank: 856,611
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

David Landes is Emeritus Professor of Economics and History at Harvard University and the author of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations (1998).

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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