Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West
By (author) Margaret C. Jacob
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Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West by Margaret C. Jacob
Book DescriptionThis book seeks to explain the historical process by which in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries scientific knowledge became an integral part of the culture of Europe and how this in turn led to the Industrial Revolution. Comparative in structure, Jacob explains why England was so much more successful at this transition than its continental counterparts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195082203
(233mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 13-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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