- Publication date:September 1982
- Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
- Weight: 0.39kg
- Unavailable - out of print December 1987
This book is a study of the relationship between the use of energy in society and the general pattern of development in Great Britain during the 1870–1914 era. Professor Adams argues that Britain's apparent 'decline' in this period was not in fact a decline but a levelling off in capacity to do work, a result of the country's collective decision to invest more heavily abroad than at home.