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Published: 06 January 2015

336 Pages | 5 black and white figures/illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199645916

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The Invention of Improvement

Information and Material Progress in Seventeenth-Century England

Paul Slack

  • The first full account of how English improvement began and developed
  • Covers a broad historical period, aiding understanding of the changes wrought by improvement
  • Offers an insight into the social and economic changes which occured before the Industrial Revolution
  • Draws on a great variety of contemporary comment for illustration, while presenting paths for future research