Day the World Took Off
The Roots of the Industrial Revolution
By Sally Dugan & David Dugan
Channel Four Books / Macmillan UK
192 Pages, Illustrated
Following the success of the television series, this gorgeously illustrated book with full color paintings and photographs tackles the roots of the Industrial Revolution and explains why it took place in Britain, and not other places in the world, such as China with its great history of inventions. The book begins on day one in 1830, and then goes back 100 years, then 250, 500, 1,000 and finally 10,00 years, to examine the roots of technological development. A must read for historians and deserves to be located in most libraries in North America.
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