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The Resource The gifts of Athena : historical origins of the knowledge economy, Joel Mokyr

The gifts of Athena : historical origins of the knowledge economy, Joel Mokyr

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The gifts of Athena : historical origins of the knowledge economy
Title
The gifts of Athena
Title remainder
historical origins of the knowledge economy
Statement of responsibility
Joel Mokyr
Title variation
Historical origins of the knowledge economy
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The growth of technological and scientific knowledge in the past two centuries has been the overriding dynamic element in the economic and social history of the world. Its result is now often called the knowledge economy. But what are the historical origins of this revolution and what have been its mechanisms? In The Gifts of Athena, Joel Mokyr constructs an original framework to analyze the concept of "useful" knowledge. He argues that the growth explosion in the modern West in the past two centuries was driven not just by the appearance of new technological ideas but also by the improved ac
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Mokyr, Joel
Dewey number
338/.064
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.T4
LC item number
M646 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Technological innovations
  • Economic development
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic development
  • Technological innovations
  • Informationswirtschaft
  • Technische Innovation
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
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The gifts of Athena : historical origins of the knowledge economy, Joel Mokyr
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-338) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Technology and the problem of human knowledge -- The industrial enlightenment : the taproot of economic progress -- The Industrial Revolution and beyond -- Technology and the factory system -- Knowledge, health, and the household -- The political economy of knowledge : innovation and resistance in economic history -- Institutions, knowledge, and economic growth
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768122966
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 359 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400829439
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations
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  • 46789c71-f019-4cfb-91ab-115115ff7cc6
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768122966
Label
The gifts of Athena : historical origins of the knowledge economy, Joel Mokyr
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-338) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Technology and the problem of human knowledge -- The industrial enlightenment : the taproot of economic progress -- The Industrial Revolution and beyond -- Technology and the factory system -- Knowledge, health, and the household -- The political economy of knowledge : innovation and resistance in economic history -- Institutions, knowledge, and economic growth
Control code
768122966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 359 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400829439
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttw1fn
  • 46789c71-f019-4cfb-91ab-115115ff7cc6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768122966

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