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The Resource Energy and the English Industrial Revolution, E.A. Wrigley

Energy and the English Industrial Revolution, E.A. Wrigley

Label
Energy and the English Industrial Revolution
Title
Energy and the English Industrial Revolution
Statement of responsibility
E.A. Wrigley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The industrial revolution transformed the productive power of societies. It did so by vastly increasing the individual productivity, thus delivering whole populations from poverty. In this new account by one of the world's acknowledged authorities the central issue is not simply how the revolution began but still more why it did not quickly end. The answer lay in the use of a new source of energy. Pre-industrial societies had access only to very limited energy supplies. As long as mechanical energy came principally from human or animal muscle and heat energy from wood, the maximum attainable level of productivity was bound to be low. Exploitation of a new source of energy in the form of coal provided an escape route from the constraints of an organic economy but also brought novel dangers. Since this happened first in England, its experience has a special fascination, though other countries rapidly followed suit"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wrigley, E. A.
Dewey number
333.790942/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9502.G72
LC item number
W75 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power resources
  • Coal trade
  • Industrial revolution
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SCIENCE
  • Coal trade
  • Industrial revolution
  • Power resources
  • Great Britain
  • Industrielle Revolution
  • Kohlenversorgung
  • Energieversorgung
  • Industrialisierung
  • Großbritannien
  • Energieversorgung
  • Industrialisierung
  • Industrielle Revolution
  • Großbritannien
  • Industriella revolutionen
  • Ekonomisk historia
Label
Energy and the English Industrial Revolution, E.A. Wrigley
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Opening Pandoras Jar -- Overview of the Nature and Structure of the Book -- Part I A Sketch of the Argument -- 1 The Limits to Growth in Organic Economies -- The Views of the Classical Economists -- The Energy Constraint -- Production and Reproduction -- Conclusion -- 2 The Transition From An Organic to An Energy-Rich Economy -- Agricultural Change, Industrial Growth, and Transport Improvements -- Manpower Productivity in Agriculture -- The Energy Revolution -- Conclusion -- Part II Favourable Developments -- 3 Agricultural Change and Urbanisation -- Urban Growth -- The Consumer Revolution -- The Agricultural System -- The Rise in Agricultural Output -- The London Effect -- Conclusion -- 4 Energy and Transport -- The History of Energy Consumption -- Coal Production and Transport Provision -- Other Improvements in Transport Facilities -- Conclusion -- 5 Occupational Structure, Aggregate Income, and Migration -- Occupational Structure and Migration -- Occupational Change and Aggregate Income -- Aggregate Income Trends and Migration -- Conclusion -- 6 Production and Reproduction -- The Components of Population Change -- England in a Wider Setting:160;The Concomitants of Faster Population Growth -- Regional Diversity -- Conclusion -- Retrospect of Part Ii As a Whole -- Part III What Set England Apart From Her Neighbours -- 7 The Timing and Nature of Change in the Industrial Revolution -- Preliminary Considerations -- Relative Growth Rates -- The Escape From the Constraints of An Organic Economy -- The Changing Character of the Growth Surge -- Why the Growth Surge Continued -- A Summary of the Character and Timing of the Changes Which Took Place -- 8 Modernisation and the Industrial Revolution in England -- Introductory Comment -- England and the Netherlands -- The Relationship Between Industrialisation and Modernisation -- National Entities and Lopsided Growth -- Conclusion -- Part IV Retrospective -- 9 The Industrial Revolution and Energy -- The Energy Revolution -- Pandoras Jar Again -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
670429618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282818606
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612818608
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
281860
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670429618
Label
Energy and the English Industrial Revolution, E.A. Wrigley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Opening Pandoras Jar -- Overview of the Nature and Structure of the Book -- Part I A Sketch of the Argument -- 1 The Limits to Growth in Organic Economies -- The Views of the Classical Economists -- The Energy Constraint -- Production and Reproduction -- Conclusion -- 2 The Transition From An Organic to An Energy-Rich Economy -- Agricultural Change, Industrial Growth, and Transport Improvements -- Manpower Productivity in Agriculture -- The Energy Revolution -- Conclusion -- Part II Favourable Developments -- 3 Agricultural Change and Urbanisation -- Urban Growth -- The Consumer Revolution -- The Agricultural System -- The Rise in Agricultural Output -- The London Effect -- Conclusion -- 4 Energy and Transport -- The History of Energy Consumption -- Coal Production and Transport Provision -- Other Improvements in Transport Facilities -- Conclusion -- 5 Occupational Structure, Aggregate Income, and Migration -- Occupational Structure and Migration -- Occupational Change and Aggregate Income -- Aggregate Income Trends and Migration -- Conclusion -- 6 Production and Reproduction -- The Components of Population Change -- England in a Wider Setting:160;The Concomitants of Faster Population Growth -- Regional Diversity -- Conclusion -- Retrospect of Part Ii As a Whole -- Part III What Set England Apart From Her Neighbours -- 7 The Timing and Nature of Change in the Industrial Revolution -- Preliminary Considerations -- Relative Growth Rates -- The Escape From the Constraints of An Organic Economy -- The Changing Character of the Growth Surge -- Why the Growth Surge Continued -- A Summary of the Character and Timing of the Changes Which Took Place -- 8 Modernisation and the Industrial Revolution in England -- Introductory Comment -- England and the Netherlands -- The Relationship Between Industrialisation and Modernisation -- National Entities and Lopsided Growth -- Conclusion -- Part IV Retrospective -- 9 The Industrial Revolution and Energy -- The Energy Revolution -- Pandoras Jar Again -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
670429618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282818606
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612818608
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
281860
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670429618

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