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The Resource 50 inventions that shaped the modern economy, Tim Harford

50 inventions that shaped the modern economy, Tim Harford

Label
50 inventions that shaped the modern economy
Title
50 inventions that shaped the modern economy
Statement of responsibility
Tim Harford
Title variation
Fifty inventions that shaped the modern economy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In [this book], author and economist Tim Harford paints an epic yet intimate picture of economic change by telling the stories of the ideas, people, and tools that have had far-reaching and unexpected consequences for all of us. Drawing on his hugely popular BBC radio program and podcast ..., Harford expands on them with fascinating glimpses into the inventions that have transformed the ways, we work, play, and live. From the plow to artificial intelligence, from Gillette's disposable razor to IKEA's Billy bookcase, Harford recounts the memorable story of each invention and introduces us to the characters who developed them, profited from them, and were in some cases ruined by them."--Jacket
Summary
Describes the history of economic change through the 50 inventions that had the most impact and explores the hidden connections they share, from paper money and the horse collar, to bar codes and spreadsheets
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Writing style
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10572915
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
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Harford, Tim
Dewey number
609
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Inventions
  • Technological innovations
  • Economic history
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Economic history
  • Inventions
  • Technological innovations
Target audience
adult
Label
50 inventions that shaped the modern economy, Tim Harford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Robots
  • The welfare state
  • II:
  • Reinventing how we live.
  • Infant formula
  • TV dinners
  • The Pill
  • Video games
  • Market research
  • Air-conditioning
  • The plow
  • Department stores
  • III:
  • Inventing new systems.
  • The dynamo
  • The shipping container
  • The bar code
  • The cold chain
  • Tradable debt and the tally stick
  • The Billy bookcase
  • The elevator
  • I:
  • IV:
  • Ideas about ideas.
  • Cuneiform
  • Public-key cryptography
  • Double-entry bookkeeping
  • Limited liability companies
  • Management consulting
  • Intellectual property
  • The compiler
  • V:
  • Winners and losers:
  • Where do inventions come from?.
  • The iPhone
  • Diesel engines
  • Clocks
  • Chemical fertilizer
  • Radar
  • Batteries
  • Plastic
  • VI:
  • The visible hand.
  • The gramophone
  • The bank
  • Razors and blades
  • Tax havens
  • Leaded gasoline
  • Antibiotics in farming
  • M-Pesa
  • Property registers
  • VII:
  • Inventing the wheel.
  • Paper
  • Barbed wire
  • Index funds
  • The S-bend
  • Paper money
  • Concrete
  • Insurance
  • Conclusion: Looking forward
  • Epilogue:
  • The lightbulb
  • Seller feedback
  • Google search
  • Passports
Control code
ocn965717398
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780735216136
Lccn
2017013776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965717398
Label
50 inventions that shaped the modern economy, Tim Harford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Robots
  • The welfare state
  • II:
  • Reinventing how we live.
  • Infant formula
  • TV dinners
  • The Pill
  • Video games
  • Market research
  • Air-conditioning
  • The plow
  • Department stores
  • III:
  • Inventing new systems.
  • The dynamo
  • The shipping container
  • The bar code
  • The cold chain
  • Tradable debt and the tally stick
  • The Billy bookcase
  • The elevator
  • I:
  • IV:
  • Ideas about ideas.
  • Cuneiform
  • Public-key cryptography
  • Double-entry bookkeeping
  • Limited liability companies
  • Management consulting
  • Intellectual property
  • The compiler
  • V:
  • Winners and losers:
  • Where do inventions come from?.
  • The iPhone
  • Diesel engines
  • Clocks
  • Chemical fertilizer
  • Radar
  • Batteries
  • Plastic
  • VI:
  • The visible hand.
  • The gramophone
  • The bank
  • Razors and blades
  • Tax havens
  • Leaded gasoline
  • Antibiotics in farming
  • M-Pesa
  • Property registers
  • VII:
  • Inventing the wheel.
  • Paper
  • Barbed wire
  • Index funds
  • The S-bend
  • Paper money
  • Concrete
  • Insurance
  • Conclusion: Looking forward
  • Epilogue:
  • The lightbulb
  • Seller feedback
  • Google search
  • Passports
Control code
ocn965717398
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780735216136
Lccn
2017013776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965717398

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