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Technology and the search for progress in modern Mexico

Author: Edward Beatty
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. Univ. of California Press c 2015
Series: The Fletcher Jones Foundation humanities imprint
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction -- Technology and the emergence of atraso, 1820-1870 -- Technology and the imperative of progreso, 1870-1910 -- Sewing machines -- Beer and glass bottles -- Cyanide and silver -- Obstacles to adoption -- Constraints to learning -- Conclusions -- Appendix one : patent data -- Appendix two : technology import data
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Beatty
ISBN: 0520284909 9780520284906 0520284895 9780520284890 0520960556 9780520960558
OCLC Number: 931682714
Description: x, 342 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: IntroductionTechnology and the emergence of atraso, 1820-1870 --
Technology and the imperative of progreso, 1870-1910 --
Sewing machines --
Beer and glass bottles --
Cyanide and silver --
Obstacles to adoption --
Constraints to learning --
Conclusions --
Appendix one : patent data --
Appendix two : technology import data.
Series Title: The Fletcher Jones Foundation humanities imprint
Responsibility: Edward Beatty

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Drawing on three detailed case studies the sewing machine, a glass bottle blowing factory, and the cyanide process for gold and silver refining, this book explores a central paradox of economic  Read more...

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