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Changes in English Agriculture

When I think of Britain and the industrial revolution, I think of the beginning of technology. Technological advancements that would pave the way to a world we could have never imagined. After reading this article written by E. R. Chamberlin, The Awakening Giant: Britain in the Industrial Revolution (London:B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1976), pp. 40-44, …

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The Rise of Coal Technology

John R. Harris’s article The Rise of Coal Technology  highlights the technological developments associated with coal and provides the reader with a historical timeline of the inventions and industries which are bound to this significant development.  Interestingly, Harris notes that inventions of the late 18th century came about from earlier developments, less known or historically …

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Comment on The Pocket Watch by cleary7

I really enjoyed the opening statements that mentioned time to be a valuable element in society. I think it highlights the importance of time and the technology that the idea of time has brought us like the clock and eventually the pocket watch. Touchi…

Geselowitz “The Alphabet”

Writing systems and written language have taken many different forms and evolved dramatically over time.  Older systems focused on a wide range of symbols representing ideas or certain things, while more advanced systems continued to narrow down the amount of characters it would take to convey a message. Writing systems began to become easier to …

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