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I recommend this book for anyone interested in the history of science.
Mr. Rosen ends his discussion with the development of the Rocket steam locomotive by George and Robert Stephenson and Richard Trevithick.
The book tended to jump around too much and it was hard to follow the thread of some chapters.
Great book. While it's long and go into great details, it does an amazing job of setting the context and pillars for while a small island led the world into industrialization. Read morePublished 29 days ago by blarfballs
I enjoy historical accounts of technology, so this book was right up my alley.Published 2 months ago by James L. Turnipseed
I enjoyed this book. It discusses not only the development of the steam engine but also aspects of law and politics giving a well-rounded discussion of the Industrial Revolution. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steve G
An amazing narrative: history, science, polltics, international relations and more. A must read for any discipline.Published 3 months ago by Peter Sexton
If you liked the TV-show "Connections" with James Burke -- still available on You-tube -- you'll like this. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David F. Mcginnis
To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, the patriot believes that his country is the greatest, because he was born there, but in the United States, this collective egotism has expanded... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Keith Otis Edwards
Jam-packed with interesting and important history about how brilliant tinkerers in western Europe and mainly Great Britain were able to dramatically increase human productivity and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by dave ferree
great read about the people & cultural context surrounding all the relevant events & innovations that led to the industrial revolution, the steam engine, and the locomotive.Published 6 months ago by Paolo Malabuyo