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What the Industrial Revolution Did for Us: Working Wonders

Synopsis
Dan Cruickshank traces the origins of the 21st century working world in some of the innovations of the Industrial Revolution, including James Watt’s steam engine; Richard Arkwright’s spinning frame which gave rise to the factory system; Humphrey Davy’s safety lamp; Robert Owen’s enlightened vision of community housing and Jospeh Marie Jaquard’s programmable loom, an early forebear of the computer.
Series
What the Industrial Revolution Did for Us
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Availability
Out of distribution
Subjects
History; Science; Technology
Keywords
history of technology; housing; Industrial Revolution; inventions; science; steam power; political history; history of computing

Credits

Contributor
Dan Cruickshank

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
PAL
Price
£24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Open University

Distributor

Name

Canny Store

Web
https://cannystore.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 207440
Address
The Mansley Centre
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 9NQ

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