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This is the bibliography for all the pages on the website How change happens however certain pages such as the Periodic Table, the organic chemistry, the discovery of steam power and the history of writing pages also have there own specific bibliographies.


Alexander, William & Street, Arthur (1962) Metals in the Service of Man, Pelican Books, Harmondsworth

Balazs, Etienne (1964) Chinese Civilisation and Bureaucracy, Yale University Press: New Haven and London

Bassalla, G (1988) The Evolution of Technology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Brady, J E & Humiston G E (1986) General Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, New York

Cardwell, Donald (1994) The Fontana History of Technology, Fontana Press, London

Childe, V G (1951) Social Evolution, Watts & Co, London

Childe, V G (1973) What Happened in History, Book Club Associates, London

Crump, Thomas (2001) A Brief History of Science, Robinson, London

Daumas, Maurice (ed) (1964) A History of Technology and Invention, Presses Univesitaires de France

Dennell, R (1983) European Economic Prehistory, Academic Press, London

De Ville, Eric (1955) Electricity, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth

Diamond, Jared (1998) Guns, Germs & Steel, Vintage, London

Eisenstadt, S N (ed) (1970) Readings in Social Evolution and Development, Pergamon Press, Oxford

Fagan, Brian M (1995) People of the Earth, Harper Collins, New York

Fergusson, Kitty (1999) Measuring the Universe, Headline Book Publishing, London

Gartmann, Heinz (1960) Science as History, Hodder & Stoughton, London

Gillespie R J, Humphreys D A, Baird,N C & Robinson, E A (1986) Chemistry, Allyn & Bacon Inc, Newton, Massachusetts

Gribben, John (2002) Science: A History, 1543-2001, Penguin Books, London

Harris, M (1987) Anthropology and the Study of Culture in Cultural Anthropology, New York

Hazen, Rm & Trefil J (1991) Science Matters, Cassell, London

How Things Work, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London

Jay, Peter (2000) Roads to Riches, Phoenix, London

Johnson, A W & Earle, Timothy (2000) The Evolution of Human Societies, Stanford University Press, Stanford

Landes, David (1999) The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, Abacus, London

Lenski, G & J (1970) Human Societies, Mcgaw-Hill Book Co, New York

Lilley, S (1973) Technological Progress and the Indistrial Revolution in The Fontana Economic History of Europe, ed C Cipolla, Fontana

Mertons, R (1973) The Sociology of Science, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Meyer, Jerome (1956) World Book of Great Inventions, The World Publishing Company, New York

Mokyr, Joel (1990) The Lever of Riches, Oxford University Press, New York

Mumford, Lewis (1957) The Transformations of Man, George Allen & Unwin, London

Ogburn W F & Thomas, D S (1922) Are Inventions Inevitable? in Political Science Quarterly 37 ( March 1922)

Ogburn W F (1922) Social Change, New York

Panek, Richard (2000) Seeing and Believing, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

Pasternak, Charles (2004) Quest, Wiley, Chichester

Piel, Gerard (2001) The Age of Science, Basic Books, New York

Popper, Karl (1960) The Poverty of Historicism, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London

Price, T D & Gebauer A B (ed) (1995) Last Hunters-First Farmers, School of American Research Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Renfrew, Colin (1973) Before Civilization, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth

Resnick, Robert & Halliday, David (1966) Physics, John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York

Sagan, Carl (1984) Cosmos, Futura, London & Sydney

Sanderson, Stephen K (1999) Social transformations, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham and Oxford

Savage, George (1959) Pottery through the Ages, Penguin Books, Harmonsworth

Silver, Brian L (1998) The Ascent of Science, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Singh, Simon (2005) Big Bang, Harper Perennial, London

Smith, A D (1973) The Concept of Social Change, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London

Snyder, Louis L (1955) The Age of Reason, D Van Nostrand Co Inc, Princeton

Steward, J H (1958) Theory of Culture Change, University of Illinois Press, Urbana

Taylor, Gordon Rattray (1983) The Inventions that Changed the World, Readers Digest, London

Tudge, Colin (1998) Neanderthals, Bandits and Farmers, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

Usher, Abbot Payson (1954) A History of Mechanical Inventions, Harvard university Press, Harvard

White, L (1970) The Science of Culture, Toronto

Williams, Trevor (1982) A Short History of Twentieth Century Technology, Clarendon Press, Oxford

Wright, Robert (2000) Non Zero, Vintage, New York

Zohary, Daniel and Hopf, Maria (2000) Domestication of Plants in the Old World, Oxford University Press, Oxford


Invention of the steam engine


Basalla, George (1988) The Evolution of Technology, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge

Burstall, Aubrey F. (1963) A History of Mechanical Engineering, Faber & Faber: London Buxton,

Neil (1978) The Economic Development of the British Coal Industry, Batsford Academic: London

Dickinson, H. W. (1963) A Short History of the Steam Engine, Cass: London

Lewis, Brian (1971) Coal Mining in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Longman Group Ltd: London

Lord, John (1923) Capital and Steam Power, P S King & Son Ltd: London

Roll, Sir Eric (1930) An Early Experiment in Industrial Organisation, Augustus M Kelly Publishers: New York

Rolt, L. T. C. (1963) Thomas Newcomen, David and Charles: Dawlish, London

Thirring, Hans (1958) Energy for Man, Indiana University Press: Bloomington

Tunzelmann, G N (1978) Steam Power and British Industrialisation to 1860, Clarendon Press: Oxford

Watkins, George (1978) The Steam Engine in Industry Vols 1 & 2, Moorland Publishing: Derbyshire, England


History of Chemistry


Hudson, J (1992) The History of Chemistry: Chapman & Hall New York

Findlay, A (1965) A Hundred Years of Chemistry (3rd ed): Methuen, London

Ihde, A J (1964) The Development of Modern Chemistry: Dover, New York

Leicester, H M (1956) The Historical Background of Chemistry: Dover, New York

Partington, J R (1961-70) A History of Chemistry: Macmillan, London


History of Writing


Coulmas Florian (1989) The Writing Systems of the World, Basil Blackwell, Oxford

Fischer, Steven Roger (2001) A History of Writing, Reaktion Books, London

Sampson, Geoffrey (1985) Writing Systems, Hutchison, London

Senner, Wayne (ed) (1989) The Origins of Writing, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln


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