The Industrial Revolution - Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance Book

The Industrial Revolution - Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book The Industrial Revolution - Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance by Cort MacLean Johns, Ph.D.-HSG available in full 478 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Social Science related to The Industrial Revolution - Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance below.

The Industrial Revolution - Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance

By Cort MacLean Johns, Ph.D.-HSG
  • ISBN Code: : 9463458441
  • Publisher : Cort MacLean Johns Ph.D.- HSG
  • Pages : 478
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 479
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-industrial-revolution-lost-in-antiquity-found-in-the-renaissance.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Ever increasing research evidence continues to mount. Having started my research on the connection of the Hydraulis to the roots of the more recent Industrial Revolution at the University of St. Gallen in 1989 over 30 years ago, I continue to identify additional support for it. We do not know whether the beginnings of an Industrial Revolution in Hellenistic Greece would have continued if not cut off by the Roman Empire's conquests. Neither do we know whether the more recent (latent) Industrial Revolution could have risen up again in the 17th-century without Vitruvius or Hero of Alexander's preserved writings. The point of this book is to emphasize with new findings that had the Romans not stopped the growth of science and technology in the Hellenistic Period that it would have likely continued to develop into a full-fledged Industrial Revolution. Secondly, the more recent Industrial Revolution borrowed heavily on the technology and science of the Hellenistic Period. In the true sense of the "Renaissance" 17th-century industrial progress largely picked up the written remnants of Antiquity to be able to continue on after a centuries long caesura.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • The Industrial Revolution Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance
    The Industrial Revolution Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance

    A Book written by Cort MacLean Johns, Ph.D.- HSG, published by Lulu Press, Inc 2019-11-29 - pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • The Industrial Revolution - Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance
    The Industrial Revolution - Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance

    A Book written by Cort MacLean Johns Ph.D. - HSG, published by Cort MacLean Johns Ph.D.- HSG 2021-03-15 - 473 pages - part of Social Science books.

    Get eBook
  • Industrial Revolutions
    Industrial Revolutions

    A Book written by Cort MacLean Johns, published by Pumbo 2021-05-23 - 488 pages - part of Technology & Engineering books.

    Get eBook
  • Innovation, Catch-up and Sustainable Development
    Innovation, Catch-up and Sustainable Development

    A Book written by Andreas Pyka,Keun Lee, published by Springer Nature 2021-11-16 - 437 pages - part of Business & Economics books.

    Get eBook
  • The Classical Revolution
    The Classical Revolution

    A Book written by John Borstlap, published by Courier Dover Publications 2017-06-15 - 192 pages - part of Music books.

    Get eBook
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution
    The Fourth Industrial Revolution

    A Book written by Klaus Schwab, published by Currency 2017-01-03 - 192 pages - part of Business & Economics books.

    Get eBook
  • Handbook of Research on Form and Morphogenesis in Modern Architectural Contexts
    Handbook of Research on Form and Morphogenesis in Modern Architectural Contexts

    A Book written by D'Uva, Domenico, published by IGI Global 2018-02-23 - 493 pages - part of Art books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

A Culture of Growth

By Joel Mokyr
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400882915
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: a-culture-of-growth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Why Enlightenment culture sparked the Industrial Revolution During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of the Industrial Revolution, what remains a mystery is why it took place at all. Why did this revolution begin in the West and not elsewhere, and why did it continue, leading to today's unprecedented prosperity? In this groundbreaking book, celebrated economic historian Joel Mokyr argues that a culture of growth specific to early modern Europe and the European Enlightenment laid the foundations for the scientific advances and pioneering inventions that would instigate explosive technological and economic development. Bringing together economics, the history of science and technology, and models of cultural evolution, Mokyr demonstrates that culture—the beliefs, values, and preferences in society that are capable of changing behavior—was a deciding factor in societal transformations. Mokyr looks at the period 1500–1700 to show that a politically fragmented Europe fostered a competitive "market for ideas" and a willingness to investigate the secrets of nature. At the same time, a transnational community of brilliant thinkers known as the “Republic of Letters” freely circulated and distributed ideas and writings. This political fragmentation and the supportive intellectual environment explain how the Industrial Revolution happened in Europe but not China, despite similar levels of technology and intellectual activity. In Europe, heterodox and creative thinkers could find sanctuary in other countries and spread their thinking across borders. In contrast, China’s version of the Enlightenment remained controlled by the ruling elite. Combining ideas from economics and cultural evolution, A Culture of Growth provides startling reasons for why the foundations of our modern economy were laid in the mere two centuries between Columbus and Newton.

Secrets of The Lost Symbol

By Daniel Burstein,Arne de Keijzer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061986259
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Members : 928
  • Pdf File: secrets-of-the-lost-symbol.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“If anyone can divine the contents of The Lost Symbol, it’s Dan Burstein.” —New York magazine With Secrets of the Lost Symbol, co-authors Dan Burstein and Arne de Keijzer delve into the real history, science, and hidden meanings behind Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster novel, The Lost Symbol. As they have done previously with their extraordinary New York Times bestsellers Secrets of the Code and Secrets of Angels & Demons, Burstein and de Keijzer explore the themes, conspiracies, mythologies, codes, encrypted signs, and alternate histories—from the birth of Knights Templar to the present day—popularized by the acclaimed creator of The Da Vinci Code, giving them fresh and fascinating relevance while separating truth from fantasy.

The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the West

By Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230393217
  • Total of Pages : 241
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: the-role-of-the-arab-islamic-world-in-the-rise-of-the-west.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab-Islamic world's overall impact on the Reformation and the Renaissance.

The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

By Jacob Burckhardt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625587015
  • Total of Pages : 335
  • Category : History
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: the-civilization-of-the-renaissance-in-italy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy is an 1860 work on the Italian Renaissance by Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt. Together with his History of the Renaissance in Italy (1867) it is counted among the classics of Renaissance historiography.

The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

By Lawrence M. Principe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191620165
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 501
  • Pdf File: the-scientific-revolution.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed such fervent investigations of the natural world that the period has been called the 'Scientific Revolution.' New ideas and discoveries not only redefined what human beings believed, knew, and could do, but also forced them to redefine themselves with respect to the strange new worlds revealed by ships and scalpels, telescopes and microscopes, experimentation and contemplation. Driven by religious devotion, by practical need, by the promise of fame and profit, or by the simple desire to know, a broad range of thinkers and workers explored and reconceptualized the world around them. Explanatory systems were made, discarded, and remade by some of the best-known names in the entire history of science - Copernicus, Galileo, Newton - and by many others less recognized but no less important. In this Very Short Introduction Lawrence M. Principe explores the exciting developments in the sciences of the stars (astronomy, astrology, and cosmology), the sciences of earth (geography, geology, hydraulics, pneumatics), the sciences of matter and motion (alchemy, chemistry, kinematics, physics), the sciences of life (medicine, anatomy, biology, zoology), and much more. The story is told from the perspective of the historical characters themselves, emphasizing their background, context, reasoning, and motivations, and dispelling well-worn myths about the history of science. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Drawing History: Ancient Greece

By Don Bolognese,Elaine Raphael
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : StarWalk Kids Media
  • Book Code : 1623346916
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 344
  • Pdf File: drawing-history.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A guide to the history and art of ancient Greece through the drawings and illustrations found on decorated vases, tombs, palaces, temples, and sculptures of the time.

A World Lit Only by Fire

By William Manchester
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Book Code : 0316082791
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 904
  • Pdf File: a-world-lit-only.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A "lively and engaging" history of the Middle Ages (Dallas Morning News) from the acclaimed historian William Manchester, author of The Last Lion. From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose, and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth: the dense explosion of energy that spawned some of history's greatest poets, philosophers, painters, adventurers, and reformers, as well as some of its most spectacular villains. "Manchester provides easy access to a fascinating age when our modern mentality was just being born." --Chicago Tribune

How the Printing Press Changed the World

By Avery Elizabeth Hurt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Book Code : 1502641151
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 842
  • Pdf File: how-the-printing-press-changed-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Upon its invention in the mid-1400s, the printing press instantly became a revolutionary device. It introduced literacy to the masses and led Europe out of the Middle Ages. This book explores the press' exciting history, the social and political conditions in place at the time Johannes Gutenberg invented it, and the changes the invention wrought afterward. It traces the evolution of moveable type and information dissemination up to modern electronic communications technology, examining the positive and negative effects of these developments, both in the past and on democracy and humankind today. This book will give readers a new appreciation for the written word, whether it is printed on paper or displayed on a screen.

Sophie's World

By Jostein Gaarder
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 1466804270
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 670
  • Pdf File: sophie-s-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Revolution Or Renaissance

By D. Paul Schafer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Book Code : 0776617737
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: revolution-or-renaissance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Revolution or Renaissance, D. Paul Schafer subjects two of the most powerful forces in the world – economics and culture – to a detailed and historically sensitive analysis. He argues that the economic age has produced a great deal of wealth and unleashed tremendous productive power; however, it is not capable of coming to grips with the problems threatening human and non-human life on this planet. After tracing the evolution of the economic age from the publication of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations in 1776 to the present, he turns his attention to culture, examining it both as a concept and as a reality. What emerges is a portrait of the world system of the future where culture is the central focus of development. According to Schafer, making the transition from an economic age to a cultural age is imperative if global harmony, environmental sustainability, economic viability, and human well-being are to be achieved.

Sapiens

By Yuval Noah Harari
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Book Code : 0771038526
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : History
  • Members : 696
  • Pdf File: sapiens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

How to Change Your Mind

By Michael Pollan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525558942
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 499
  • Pdf File: how-to-change-your-mind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Pollan keeps you turning the pages . . . cleareyed and assured.” —New York Times A #1 New York Times Bestseller, New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018, and New York Times Notable Book A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

The Italian Renaissance

By J.H. Plumb
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Book Code : 1640190996
  • Total of Pages : 490
  • Category : History
  • Members : 674
  • Pdf File: the-italian-renaissance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Spanning an age that witnessed great achievements in the arts and sciences, this definitive overview of the Italian Renaissance will both captivate ordinary readers and challenge specialists. J. H. Plumb's impressive and provocative narrative is accompanied by contributions from leading historians, including Morris Bishop, Jacob Bronowski, Maria Bellonci, and many more, who have further illuminated the lives of some of the era's most unforgettable personalities, from Petrarch to Pope Pius II, Michelangelo to Isabella d'Este, Machiavelli to Leonardo. A highly readable and engaging volume, The Italian Renaissance is a perfect introduction to the movement that shaped the Western world.

Petrarch in English

By Thomas Roche
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 014193672X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: petrarch-in-english.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Franceso Petrarch (1304-1374), creator of the sonnet form, remained for more than three hundred years the most influential poet in Europe, his works more widely read than even those of Dante. This collection contains English language versions of his poems from across six centuries, in a wide variety of translations and reinterpretations. Spanning the Trionfi series and the Canzoniere - Petrarch's empassioned sonnet-sequence concerning his beloved Laura - it also includes great English poems influenced by Petrarch. From Chaucer's early adaptation of a Petrarchan sonnet in Troilus and Criseyde to the sixteenth century translations by the Earl of Surrey, Byron's mocking consideration of the Canzoniere in Don Juan and Ezra Pound's parody Silet, all provide a unique insight into the significance of the founder of the European lyric tradition.

Morozov

By Natalya Semenova
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 030025623X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 698
  • Pdf File: morozov.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first English-language account of Ivan Morozov and his ambition to build one of the world’s greatest collections of modern art A wealthy Moscow textile merchant, Morozov started buying art in a modest way in 1900 until, on a trip to Paris, he developed a taste for the avant-garde. Meticulous and highly discerning, he acquired works by the likes of Monet, Pissarro, and Cezanne. Unlike his friendly rival Sergei Shchukin, he collected Russian as well as European art. Altogether he spent 1.5 million francs on 486 paintings and 30 sculptures—more than any other collector of the age. Natalya Semenova traces Morozov’s life, family, and achievements, and sheds light on the interconnected worlds of European and Russian art at the turn of the century. Morozov always intended to leave his art to the state—but with the Revolution in 1917 he found himself appointed “assistant curator” to his own collection. He fled Russia and his collection was later divided between Moscow and St. Petersburg, only to languish in storage for decades. Morozov: The Story of a Family and a Lost Collection is being published to coincide with "The Morozov Collection" exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, in October 2020.

Taste of Persia

By Naomi Duguid
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Artisan
  • Book Code : 1579657273
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 663
  • Pdf File: taste-of-persia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International (2017) Winner, IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel (2017) Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by The Boston Globe, Food & Wine, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal “A reason to celebrate . . . a fascinating culinary excursion.” —The New York Times Though the countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, they are linked by beguiling food traditions and a love for the fresh and the tart. Color and spark come from ripe red pomegranates, golden saffron threads, and the fresh herbs served at every meal. Grilled kebabs, barbari breads, pilafs, and brightly colored condiments are everyday fare, as are rich soup-stews called ash and alluring sweets like rose water pudding and date-nut halvah. Our ambassador to this tasty world is the incomparable Naomi Duguid, who for more than 20 years has been bringing us exceptional recipes and mesmerizing tales from regions seemingly beyond our reach. More than 125 recipes, framed with stories and photographs of people and places, introduce us to a culinary paradise where ancient legends and ruins rub shoulders with new beginnings—where a wealth of history and culinary traditions makes it a compelling place to read about for cooks and travelers and for anyone hankering to experience the food of a wider world.

The Invention of Surgery

By David Schneider
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1643133896
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 328
  • Pdf File: the-invention-of-surgery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider’s The Invention of Surgery is an in-depth biography of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the dangerous guesswork of ancient Greek physicians through the world-changing developments of anesthesia and antiseptic operating rooms to the “implant revolution” of the twentieth century.The Invention of Surgery is history of surgery that explains this dramatic, world-changing progress and highlights the personalities of the discipline's most dynamic historical figures. It links together the lives of the pioneering scientists who first understood what causes disease and how surgery could powerfully intercede in people’s lives, and then shows how the rise of surgery intersected with many of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the last century. And as Schneider argues, surgery has not finished transforming; new technologies are constantly reinventing both the practice of surgery and the nature of the objects we are permanently implanting in our bodies. Schneider considers these latest developments, asking “What’s next?” and analyzing how our conception of surgery has changed alongside our evolving ideas of medicine, technology, and our bodies.