Industrialization in the Modern World
From the Industrial Revolution to the InternetBook - 2014
This unique two-volume work analyzes the Industrial Revolution from a global perspective and traces its influences up to the present day--encouraging students to rethink the significance of events past and present.
By taking a fresh approach to its topic, Industrialization in the Modern World: From the Industrial Revolution to the Internet enables students to see this ongoing phenomenon not as a standalone event, but as a catalyst for the formation of today's globalized, industrializing world. Spanning the period from 1750 to the present, the work offers some 450 entries that cover developments in Africa and Asia, as well as in Europe and the United States. Numerous essays are organized around specific questions or problems; others examine significant events, countries, or industries. The work deals with all the major aspects of traditional industrialization (textiles, coal, steel), as well as modern variations (China, computers, the Internet). With a targeted approach, the authors will help students see how industrialization in one society influenced another, how industrialization spread throughout the world, and the causes and effects of each country's individual "revolution."
* Enables students to analyze the causes and effects of industrialization
* Takes a multidisciplinary approach that supports the National Standards for World History, as well as multicultural studies and business curricula
* Allows for comparison and contrast of different industrializing societies in different eras
* Helps readers make connections between the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the digital advances of today