Kraft: Ökonomische, technische und kulturgeschichtliche Studien über die Machlentfaltung der Staaten

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    THE subject with which Dr. Reyer deals in this volume is an extremely wide one, viz. “the supply and consumption of human, animal and mechanical and thermal energy for domestic purposes and in agriculture, industry and transport.” Practically speaking, the subject, as he interprets it, is coterminous with what is usually understood by the statistics of production, and we cannot help thinking that some such title would have better described the work. Dr. Reyer deals not merely, or even principally, with statistics of power as such, but with the means of obtaining heat and power, the uses to which it is put, and even the organisation of industry. The replacement of handwork by wholesale manufacture, the output of coal, the development in the use of steel, transport by land and sea, agriculture, gas and electric lighting all come under his survey.

    Kraft: Ökonomische, technische und kulturgeschichtliche Studien über die Machlentfaltung der Staaten.

    By Prof. E. Reyer. Pp. xvi+380. (Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 1908.) Price 6 marks.

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    Kraft: Ökonomische, technische und kulturgeschichtliche Studien über die Machlentfaltung der Staaten . Nature 78, 660–661 (1908) doi:10.1038/078660a0

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