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William Rosen

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The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention (2010)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I enjoyed this take on the various historical threads that came together to feed the Industrial Revolution. The author proposes that the concept of incentivising innovation (through patent laws etc.) was the primary force for this historical period. He tries for a sweet spot be...
The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century (2014)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: The book is more about rulers and wars between England, Scotland, and France than about climate change and famine. Oh, those latter topics are mentioned, but the bulk of the chapters seldom mention climate and famine at all. I was not disappointed because I am a descendant of Rob...
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