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Charts of the spread of industrialism from Britain to Europe, North America and Japan. This book interweaves accounts of the achievements of giants such as Trevithick, Wedgwood and Edison with lesser known characters who carried industrialism from one nation to another.
Gavin Weightman is social historian based in London. His books include the best-selling London River: A History of the Thames, The Frozen Water Trade, an account of the American natural ice industry, and most recently a history of wireless, Signor Marconi's Magic Box.