Nice post here about the development of modes of transportation! The emphasis on the importance of speed in America was particularly interesting! Continue the hard work
In Chapter 13 of McClellan and Dorn’s “Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction” an overview of the modern Industrial Revolution is presented. The industrial revolution was characterized by the development of several major industries and technologies: coal, the steam engine, iron production, textiles, and more. The development of the coal industry was driven …
Pages 73 to 101 in Cardwell’s book “Turning Points in Western Technology” provide a detailed description of how the steam engine was invented and maximized for efficiency and how textiles production was mechanized for the industrial revolution. Cardwell first talks about early attempts to mechanize spinning. This mechanization process was introduced with inventions such as …
Great post here! This is an excellent summary of Matthew Boulton’s letter to Erasmus Darwin. The picture is helpful in understanding the steam engine and the links provide great supplemental information.
I enjoyed your summary of Cardwell’s “Galileo”. I found it to be very useful in understanding the physical principles that Galileo discovered. The GIF is also very useful.
Excellent summary of chapter 9 of Gimpel’s “The medieval machine”. I appreciate the external links you provided for extra information!
Great job on summarizing Guttman’s work. Your discussion of the advantages of the stirrup and lance are outstanding. I like how you connected the past to the present by stating how the stirrup is still used today.
Your summary of David E Nye’s article “Why Technology Matters” is thorough and well-written. You gave an excellent explanation of why technology is a result of society. The historic meme was cool as well.
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