A discussion of world progress over the last century and a half, since the industrial revolution, with an analysis of each country's moves forwards, industrial and agricultural, their resources, living conditions, potentialities. He predicts that North America will be the world's center, that Canada will be England's new economic center, that America will assume a position of world leadership. Concrete analysis through figures and speculative deductions from them. Prosaic handling. Good for reference chiefly.