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The most powerful idea in the world

Author: William Rosen; Michael Prichard
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : MP3 : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In less than a century, in a single place, human welfare and prosperity entered an era of sustained and explosive growth that continues to this day. The moment came in eighteenth-century Britain. And, as William Rosen chronicles in his extraordinary new history, the reason was the power of an idea: that inventors should have ownership of their inventions."--Container.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: William Rosen; Michael Prichard
ISBN: 9781400167098 1400167094
OCLC Number: 660286973
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact disc., MP3 format.
Duration: 13:30:00.
Performer(s): Read by Michael Prichard.
Description: 2 sound discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
Contents: Rocket --
Changes in the atmosphere --
A great company of men --
The first and true inventor --
A very great quantity of heat --
Science in his hands --
The whole thing was arranged in my mind --
Master of them all --
A field that is endless --
Quite splendid with a file --
To give England the power of cotton --
Wealth of nations --
Strong steam --
The fuel of interest.
Responsibility: William Rosen.

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"In less than a century, in a single place, human welfare and prosperity entered an era of sustained and explosive growth that continues to this day. The moment came in eighteenth-century Britain. And, as William Rosen chronicles in his extraordinary new history, the reason was the power of an idea: that inventors should have ownership of their inventions."--Container.

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