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The Resource Heyday : Britain and the birth of the modern world, Ben Wilson

Heyday : Britain and the birth of the modern world, Ben Wilson

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Heyday : Britain and the birth of the modern world
Title
Heyday
Title remainder
Britain and the birth of the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Ben Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Heyday' brings to life one of the most extraordinary periods in modern history. From 1851, in the space of little more than a decade, the world was reshaped by technology, trade, mass migration and war. As instantaneous electric communication bridged the vast gulfs that separated human societies, millions of settlers travelled to the far corners of the Earth, building vast cities out of nothing in lightning-quick time. A new generation of fast steamships and railways connected these burgeoning frontier societies, shrinking the world and creating an interlinked global economy. In the company of fortune-seekers and ordinary migrants, we journey to these rapidly expanding frontiers, savouring the frenetic activity and optimism of the boom-towns of the 1850s in Australia, New Zealand the United States. This is a story not only of rapid progress, but of the victims of an assurgent West
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1980-
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Wilson, Ben
Dewey number
  • 941'.08
  • 941.08
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Industrial revolution
  • History
Label
Heyday : Britain and the birth of the modern world, Ben Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780297864103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780297864103
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Label
Heyday : Britain and the birth of the modern world, Ben Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780297864103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780297864103
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)

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