By Michael Lindberg,Daniel Todd

ISBN-10: 0275979245

ISBN-13: 9780275979249

The enlargement of the shipbuilding in Britain and the us among 1938 and 1945 used to be one of many maximum monetary feats in background. This learn examines intimately the exceptional progress either in overall business potential and that of person shipyards. Lindberg and Todd transcend the traditional descriptive ancient account of this enlargement to investigate it throughout the software of a geographical standpoint. in particular, they follow the geographic suggestions of clustering and agglomeration to the service provider and naval shipbuilding industries of either countries in this important era.

Beginning with the emergence of a latest shipbuilding strength within the overdue 19th century, the authors study how those geographic innovations have been gradually applied in either the us and Britain due to new technological calls for on navies in addition to altering geostrategic concerns. whereas global conflict I marked the preliminary large-scale instance of clustering/agglomeration, the interwar interval may witness a short death of either the and the key shipyard agglomerations. this significant paintings explains how, end result of the conflict, the governments and the shipbuilding industries of 2 international locations have been capable of reconstitute and enormously extend their functions within the face of ever-increasing calls for for either warships and service provider vessels.

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