The Development of Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Importance of Manchester

1st Edition

Donald Cardwell, Richard L. Hills

Published September 26, 2017
Reference - 344 Pages
ISBN 9781138740327 - CAT# Y327539
Series: Routledge Revivals


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This title was first published in 2003. Donald Cardwell's interest in the inter-relationships between science, technology, education and society are exemplified in the selection of his studies and essays brought together here. The first section deals with the rise of scientific education in Britain, comparing it with that on the Continent. The next studies explore the development of the scientific understanding of power, especially steam power, and its application in the new technologies of the Industrial Revolution. The final section looks at learned societies, and in particular at Manchester, making explicit a theme running through many of the articles - the reasons why science, society and education came together to make this city what he called 'the centre of the industrial revolution'.

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