Read all about "The Real Northern Powerhouse", foreward by Adam Hart-Davis

Posted: 19.04.16

You've read and heard so much about the "Northern Powerhouse" that it's easy to forget that the expression-and the reality- pre-dates modern politics by at least 200 years.

 

 

This book is an exciting and topical addition to our shop range..

It examines the work of Tyneside trailblazers from medieval times to the 20th century describing the part they played in a huge range of industries from glassmaking to shipping. At the beginning of the 19th century, railways represented a cheap and efficient way of transporting coal to ports, one hundred years later they were taking British people, goods and ideas around the globe. Ever since mankind first used tools there have been far-sighted people who have been determined to find a better way of doing things. In the 18th and 19th centuries, this progression became so rapid that we call it the Industrial Revolution.