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By Greg Morse
A beautifully illustrated guide to the trains that took over as the Age of Steam was drawing to a close in the 1950s. It will appeal to anyone interested in Britain s railways and the evolution of rail transport."
Charts Britain's transformation from the European periphery to a global economic power over three centuries from the reign of Elizabeth I to Victoria. The book explores how new energy resources, population growth and urbanisation enabled Britain to overcome the constraints of an organic economy and forge a path to industrialisation.
New Lanark, the former cotton spinning village, is internationally renowned for pioneering technology and social change in the Industrial Revolution. This book traces the community's history from its conception as a centre of mass production in 1785 to its present day standing as a World Heritage Site.
By Liz McIvor
Canals hold a unique place in British culture, with associations of lazy summer afternoons, journeying through lush green countryside. But as Liz McIvor explains in the book to accompany her BBC series, the story of our canals is also the story of how modern Britain was born.
The sugar industry in Trinidad and Tobago has considerably reduced after over 200 years of dominating the landscape. During these gruelling years, labourers toiled to produce ''brown gold'', rum and other byproducts. By the middle of the 20th century, the industry underwent changes as technology replaced older modes of production...
By Terry Deary
The terrible truth behind the history of our railways by Terry Deary, creater of Horrible Histories. Strictly for grown-ups!
An examination of how the technical choices, social hierarchies, economic structures, and political dynamics shaped the Soviet nuclear industry leading up to Chernobyl.