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Industry

Author: Rupert Matthews
Publisher: Hove : Wayland, 1989.
Series: XX century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook describes the development and impact of industry during the twentieth century, from the traditional industries of the post-Victorian era, through two world wars to the computer age of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert Matthews
ISBN: 0850789230 9780850789232
OCLC Number: 19272193
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: 1900-1914: traditional industries - the nature of industry; the industrial scene; new forms of transport; new technologies; 1914-1918: the first world war - industry and the war; women in industry; the effects of war. 1919-1936: boom and slump - the war-shattered world; the decline of prosperity; the great depression; the slow recovery; power and transport 1936-1951: the effects of war - a period of uncertainty; the second world war; rationing and repair. 1951-1970: "you've never had it so good" - growth and prosperity; new ideas; expansion of world trade. 1970-1980: the oil crisis - the price of prosperity; the energy crisis; the shaping of the modern world. 1980-1990: into the computer age - computers in industry; communications; the world today.
Series Title: XX century.
Responsibility: Rupert Matthews.

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