It all started with the industrial revolution: machine displaced man.
In the thousands of years before the industrial revolution, civilization was stuck in the Malthusian Trap.
Take the example of Great Britain—home of the industrial revolution—which should be considered a cautionary tale.
The early part of the industrial revolution was financed by retained earnings.
Prior to the industrial revolution of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the carbon dioxide level was about 280 ppm.
How mighty a force this industrial revolution was to exert on English politics and English society time was to show.
This volume is the first part of a study of the industrial revolution.
The second industrial revolution was accompanied by revolutionary changes in almost every field, certainly in every science.
It has been one of industrial revolution in all lines of activity.
That was the first stage of the industrial revolution, with its chief consequences, the rural exodus and urban overcrowding.
The rapid industrial growth that began in England during the middle of the eighteenth century and then spread over the next 50 years to many other countries, including the United States. The revolution depended on devices such as the steam engine (see James Watt), which were invented at a rapidly increasing rate during the period. The Industrial Revolution brought on a rapid concentration of people in cities and changed the nature of work for many people. (See Luddites.)