Heavy Current Electricity in the United Kingdom: History and Development focuses on the history and development of the electricity supply industry in the United Kingdom. The laws passed by Parliament, including those governing gas or other public companies supplying light by electricity, are considered, along with the nationalization of the electric power industry. This book consists of six chapters and opens with a discussion on Michael Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic induction that paved the way for the development of electric power, along with some major engineering achievements that contributed to advances in electricity generation. The next chapter looks at some of the laws enacted in Britain to regulate the use of electricity, including the Public Health Act of 1875 and the Gas Act of 1847. The debate over the merits of direct current vs. alternating current is also examined, together with attempts to remove legislative restrictions regarding the supply of electricity; Thomas Edison's establishment of Electric Light Company in America; and the emergence of the British manufacturing industry. The final chapter is devoted to the nationalization of the British electricity industry and the role played by the Central Electricity Board. This monograph will be of interest to energy policymakers as well as those in the electricity industry.
History and Development
Author: Christopher Hinton
Category: Business & Economics
From the Earliest Times to the Rising of the Parliament in 1779 : Describing the Origin and Progress of the British Power at Sea; the Extension of Its Commerce; Its Foreign Conquests; and the Establishment and Growth of Its Colonies...
Author: Frederic Hervey
Traversing landscapes and expediting travel, railroads have allowed us to conquer once elusive frontiers to improve both transportation and commerce. Railroad design has changed remarkably little in the years since the invention of the steam engine, yet trains remain a prevalent form of transport and the railways. The bridges that have been developed to support them continue to be a vital part of infrastructures in countries around the world. This engaging volume examines the evolution of railways, railcars, and bridges, as well as the lives of pioneers and tycoons in the railroad business.
Trade, Transport, and Expansion
Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
As Also the Most Exact Estimates of the Charge of Government, State of the Public Revenue, the Rise and Growth of the National Debt, Expense of the War, Proceedings on Ways and Means, Speeches and Messages from the Throne, Addresses and Remonstrances, Also the Numbers Pro and Con Upon Every Division, Etc. ...Collected from the Best Authorities, Compared with the Journals of the House, and Illustrated with a Great Variety of Historical and Explanatory Notes. Together with a Large Appendix, Containing Exact Lists of Every Parliament, the Names of the Speakers, Their Several Posts Under the Government, and Other Valuable Supplemental Pieces
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Category: Great Britain
A Monthly Magazine, Devoted to the Dissemination of Political Information
Category: United States
A history of the study of the tides over two millennia, from Ancient Greeks to present sophisticated space-age techniques.
A Scientific History
Author: David Edgar Cartwright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The North Atlantic continues to be an area of international strategic significance regionally and globally. This study explores the strong processes of sovereignty, as well as new independent states and micro-proto-states that are forming in the region.
Author: L. Heininen
Category: Political Science
A classic work widely acknowledged over the past 20 years as the definitive text on its subject. All aspects of over 2,000 years of naval history are covered, from Greek and Roman galley warfare to Vietnam and beyond, with emphasis on the evolution of strategy, tactics, and weapons development. With 14 authors it is not so much a symposium as a continuous narrative. Acclaimed historians such as James C. Bradford, Henry H. Adams, and Craig Symonds lend their expertsie to the work, which continues to serve as a standard for any historical stufy of the role of navies on history.
A Naval History, 2nd Edition
Author: E.B. Potter
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
This book is a practical guide to the international, EC and UK law applying to the various uses of nuclear energy and radioactive substances. The first edition was produced in 1997, and given the renaissance of interest in nuclear power in the UK and worldwide, this new, updated and much expanded edition is timely. It will cover the law relating to the permitting and operation of nuclear power stations, the decommissioning and clean-up of former nuclear facilities, radiological protection, the management of radioactive waste and spent fuel, liability and insurance, and the security and transport of radioactive materials. Readers will find a clear framework explaining the development and application of nuclear law, and how domestic law is based on and influenced by international and European requirements and by its historical context. In the commercial context, the chapters dealing specifically with new build and with decommissioning will be vital reading.
The Law Applying to Nuclear Installations and Radioactive Substances in its Historic Context
Author: Stephen Tromans
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Exploring the historical context, the structure and method of operation, Local Elections in Britain clearly addresses the key issues and confusions that surround the local election system including: * the nature and extent of electoral participation including the crucial issue of low turnout * the candidates, and the growing proportion of women challenging for council seats * the performance of political parties, now a central feature of local elections * the dangers of viewing local elections as national opinion polls Drawing on the results of more than 100,000 local elections dating back over three decades the book is the most comprehensive study of local elections in Britain.
Author: Colin Rallings,Michael Thrasher
Category: Political Science
Author: Hugo Gernsback,Editor
Location is vital to the efficiency and profitability of industrial activity. Industrial Location presents a comprehensive introduction to and critical review of this field of growing academic and business interest. In business, the right choices have to be made to produce profit. Industrial location is a fixed investment, crucial to the strategy and capital investment of any organization. Location also impacts upon non-investors, directly affecting employment, the environment, and economic activity in the locale. Focusing chiefly on the United States, but drawing on an international range of cases, the authors explain the economic, social and political forces which have shaped comtemporary patterns of industrialization and examines the changing nature of production and systems.
Principles, Practice and Policy
Author: James W. Harrington,Barney Warf
Newspaper clippings, published in the Redcliffe Herald.
Author: P.M. Bunting
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Volume VIII of Acta Historiae Neerlandicae again presents studies on the history of the Low Countries which it is hoped will be of interest to foreign scholars. The intention has been to deal with a fairly long period, and many differing aspects, of the subject. So institutional, political, economic, social and cultural history all receive a fair share of attention, and together the studies cover a considerable number of centuries. It is, however, striking to note how even this restricted number of studies reflects prevailing viewpoints among today's Low Countries' historians. Clearly there is considerable stress on economic and social questions. Traditional studies such as those of former Belgian historians on medieval history, or those of the Dutch on the seventeenth century, are now giving way to works that are problem directed. Power structures, the position of the bourgeoisie, reactions of the intelli gentsia and theologians to societal problems, have now more attraction for scholars than the glories of late medieval wealth in Flanders or Holland's Golden Age. Terms such as Guerilla warfare, Struggle, Depression, typify today's critical approach to society in general.
Author: C. Dekker,H. Soly,J. H. van Stuijvenberg,A. Th. van Deursen,M. Müller,E. Witte,P. W. Klein,Alice C. Carter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A Review of Books, Register of Events, Magazine of Varieties: Comprising Interesting Intelligence from the Various Districts of the United Kingdom; the British Connexions in America, Africa, the East Indies, the West Indies, Western Asia &c. and from All Parts of the World ...
Looking at major British cities, using Birmingham as a case study, this title explores Britain's intensely urban and increasingly global communities as interlocking pieces of a complex jigsaw, which are hard to see apart yet they are deeply unequal
Big Places, Small Spaces
Author: Power, Anne,Houghton, John
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Political Science