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The lever of riches : technological creativity and economic progress

Author: Joel Mokyr
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the major inventions and innovations that have transformed society since ancient Greece and Rome and analyzes the causes of technological creativity throughout history.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Mokyr
ISBN: 0195061136 9780195061130 9780195074772 0195074777
OCLC Number: 20522650
Description: ix, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Renaissance and beyond: technology 1500-1750 --
The industrial revolution, 1750-1830 --
The later Nineteenth century: 1830-1914 --
Understanding technological progress --
Classical and medieval technology --
China and Europe --
Evolution and the dynamics of technological change.
Responsibility: Joel Mokyr.
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