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The Industrial Revolutionaries: The Making of the Modern World, 1776–1914
The Industrial Revolutionaries: The Making of the Modern World, 1776–1914
by Gavin Weightman
“Anyone with a passing interest in economic history will thoroughly enjoy” this account of how industry transformed the world (The Seattle Times).   In less than one hundred and fifty years, an unlikely band of scientists, spies, entrepreneurs, and political refugees took a world made of wood and powered by animals, wind, and water, and...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership; All Politics, History and Current Events
The Frozen Water Trade (Text Only)
The Frozen Water Trade (Text Only)
by Gavin Weightman
The story of the 19th-century ice trade, in which ice from the lakes of New England – valued for its incredible purity – revolutionised domestic life around the world. In the days before artificial refrigeration, it was thought impossible to transport ice for long distances. But one man, Frederic Tudor, was convinced it could be done....
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Signor Marconi’s Magic Box: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (Text Only)
Signor Marconi’s Magic Box: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (Text Only)
by Gavin Weightman
The intriguing story of how wireless was invented by Guglielmo Marconi – and how it amused Queen Victoria, saved the lives of the Titanic survivors, tracked down criminals and began the radio revolution.Wireless was the most fabulous invention of the 19th century: the public thought it was magic, the popular newspapers regarded it as...
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Signor Marconi's Magic Box: The Most Remarkable Invention Of The 19th Century & The Amateur Inventor Whose Genius...
Signor Marconi's Magic Box: The Most Remarkable Invention Of The 19th Century & The Amateur Inventor Whose Genius...
by Gavin Weightman
The world at the turn of the twentieth century was in the throes of "Marconi-mania"-brought on by an incredible invention that no one could quite explain, and by a dapper and eccentric figure (who would one day win the newly minted Nobel Prize) at the center of it all. At a time when the telephone, telegraph, and electricity made the...
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Children of Light: How Electricity Changed Britain Forever
Children of Light: How Electricity Changed Britain Forever
by Gavin Weightman
In the early 1870's a nighttime view over Britain would have revealed towns lit by the warm glow of gas and oil lamps and a much darker countryside, the only light emanating from the fiery sparks of late running steam trains. However, by the end of this same decade,Victorian Britons would experience a new brilliance in their streets...
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The Great Inoculator: The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and his Medical Revolution
The Great Inoculator: The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and his Medical Revolution
by Gavin Weightman
Smallpox was the scourge of the eighteenth century: it showed no mercy, almost wiping out whole societies. Young and old, poor and royalty were equally at risk – unless they had survived a previous attack. Daniel Sutton, a young surgeon from Suffolk, used this knowledge to pioneer a simple and effective inoculation method to counter the...
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