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The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

The Birth of the Modern World
978280628997148EBookPlurilingua PublishingThe Industrial Revolution was a period of modernization which began in Great Britain before spreading to the rest of Europe. It was during this period that many countries in the Western world changed from being primarily agricultural to being more mechanized, thereby accelerating demographic growth and leading to unprecedented economic change. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how this revolution shaped Europe for centuries to come and understand its profound influence on modern society. This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution, including the steam engine and the internal-combustion engine. It also features a full biography of the key protagonists, including James Watt and Thomas Edison, a valuable introduction to the economic context and an evaluation of the impact of the Industrial Revolution, giving you all the essential information about this crucial period which shaped modern society. About the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution was a period of transition to new manufacturing processes which began in Great Britain and spread to the rest of Europe. Europe had been experiencing sluggish economic growth since the late 15th century, being made up of primarily agricultural societies, but all this changed as it began to industrialize and increase production across all sectors. However, the Industrial Revolution is not a thing of the past: it is a process which began with the First Industrial Revolution in around 1750 and is still going on to this day. This clear and accessible 48-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution Context Britain and the start of the industrial era Key protagonists John Kay and the flying shuttle James Watt and the steam engine Karl Benz and the internal-combustion engine Thomas Edison and the incandescent bulb The Industrial Revolution The First Industrial Revolution (1750-1850) The Second Industrial Revolution (1870-1914) Impact of the Industrial Revolution The economy becomes global The development of the armaments industry Major demographic changes Reorganisation of the social order The Third Industrial Revolution Summary The Industrial Revolution was a period of modernization which began in Great Britain before spreading to the rest of Europe. It was during this period that many countries in the Western world changed from being primarily agricultural to being more mechanized, thereby accelerating demographic growth and leading to unprecedented economic change. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how this revolution shaped Europe for centuries to come and understand its profound influence on modern society. This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution, including the steam engine and the internal-combustion engine. It also features a full biography of the key protagonists, including James Watt and Thomas Edison, a valuable introduction to the economic context and an evaluation of the impact of the Industrial Revolution, giving you all the essential information about this crucial period which shaped modern society. About the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution was a period of transition to new manufacturing processes which began in Great Britain and spread to the rest of Europe. Europe had been experiencing sluggish economic growth since the late 15th century, being made up of primarily agricultural societies, but all this changed as it began to industrialize and increase production across all sectors. However, the Industrial Revolution is not a thing of the past: it is a process which began with the First Industrial Revolution in around 1750 and is still going on to this day. This clear and accessible 48-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to the Industrial Revolution Context Britain and the start of the industrial era Key protagonists John Kay and the flying shuttle James Watt and the steam engine Karl Benz and the internal-combustion engine Thomas Edison and the incandescent bulb The Industrial Revolution The First Industrial Revolution (1750-1850) The Second Industrial Revolution (1870-1914) Impact of the Industrial Revolution The economy becomes global The development of the armaments industry Major demographic changes Reorganisation of the social order The Third Industrial Revolution Summary application/pdf1 18th century, automobile industry, British history, Europe, European history, Great Britain, industrial revolution, industrialization, USA
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The Industrial Revolution was a period of modernization which began in Great Britain before spreading to the rest of Europe. It was during this period that many countries in the Western world changed from being primarily agricultural to being more mechanized, thereby accelerating demographic growth and leading to unprecedented economic change. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how...
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The Industrial Revolution was a period of modernization which began in Great Britain before spreading to the rest of Europe. It was during this period that many countries in the Western world changed from being primarily agricultural to being more mechanized, thereby accelerating demographic growth and leading to unprecedented economic change. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how this revolution shaped Europe for centuries to come and understand its profound influence on modern society.

This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution, including the steam engine and the internal-combustion engine. It also features a full biography of the key protagonists, including James Watt and Thomas Edison, a valuable introduction to the economic context and an evaluation of the impact of the Industrial Revolution, giving you all the essential information about this crucial period which shaped modern society.

About the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a period of transition to new manufacturing processes which began in Great Britain and spread to the rest of Europe. Europe had been experiencing sluggish economic growth since the late 15th century, being made up of primarily agricultural societies, but all this changed as it began to industrialize and increase production across all sectors. However, the Industrial Revolution is not a thing of the past: it is a process which began with the First Industrial Revolution in around 1750 and is still going on to this day.

This clear and accessible 48-page book is structured as follows:

  • Introduction to the Industrial Revolution
  • Context
    • Britain and the start of the industrial era
  • Key protagonists
    • John Kay and the flying shuttle
    • James Watt and the steam engine
    • Karl Benz and the internal-combustion engine
    • Thomas Edison and the incandescent bulb
  • The Industrial Revolution
    • The First Industrial Revolution (1750-1850)
    • The Second Industrial Revolution (1870-1914)
  • Impact of the Industrial Revolution
    • The economy becomes global
    • The development of the armaments industry
    • Major demographic changes
    • Reorganisation of the social order
    • The Third Industrial Revolution
  • Summary

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