Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West

Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West

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This 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 14mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones
  • 0195082206
  • 9780195082203
  • 2,060,455

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"There has been a crying need for instructors of Western Civilization to find readable texts that incorporate the rise of science into the traditional historical curriculum. Margaret C. Jacob has now produced such a work linking the Scientific Revolution to the Industrial Revolution ... written with verve and hewn from much new archival evidence." --American Historical Review "There has been a crying need for instructors of Western Civilization to find readable texts that incorporate the rise of science into the traditional historical curriculum. Margaret C. Jacob has now produced such a work linking the Scientific Revolution to the Industrial Revolution ... written with verve and hewn from much new archival evidence." --American Historical Review "There has been a crying need for instructors of Western Civilization to find readable texts that incorporate the rise of science into the traditional historical curriculum. Margaret C. Jacob has now produced such a work linking the Scientific Revolution to the Industrial Revolution ... written with verve and hewn from much new archival evidence." --American Historical Review "There has been a crying need for instructors of Western Civilization to find readable texts that incorporate the rise of science into the traditional historical curriculum. Margaret C. Jacob has now produced such a work linking the Scientific Revolution to the Industrial Revolution ... written with verve and hewn from much new archival evidence." --American Historical Review "There has been a crying need for instructors of Western Civilization to find readable texts that incorporate the rise of science into the traditional historical curriculum. Margaret C. Jacob has now produced such a work linking the Scientific Revolution to the Industrial Revolution ... written withverve and hewn from much new archival evidence." --American Historical Reviewshow more

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