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This is a very good summary of the chapter and of the industrial revolution. I think that it is very interesting that these large industries advanced together and pushed each other to evolve. Many of these advancements came out of necessity even if the inventor wasn’t focused on that. Here is a website that goes more into depths about the transition period between wood and coal fuel.
https://www.historytoday.com/alan-d-dyer/wood-and-coal-change-fuel

Summary of “The Origins of the Steam Engine” by Ferguson

When thinking of the creator of the steam engine or who started the industrial revolution many people think of James Watt. However, fifty years before Watt became popular in the public eye a man named Thomas Newcomen was building steam engines which pumped water out of mines. Before Newcomen began work on his engine there …

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Summary of Gimpel’s “The Medieval Machine” Chapter 3: The Agricultural Revolution

Agriculture was the first “industry” that was effected by the the new sources of energy during the Middle Ages. There was also a slight climate change (only a few degrees). However, although quite small this change in temperature and humidity created a better climate for growing throughout Europe. The people of Europe, especially modern France…

Summary of Gimpel’s “The Medieval Machine” chapter 3: The Agricultural Revolution

Agriculture was the first “industry” that was effected by the the new sources of energy during the Middle Ages. There was also a slight climate change (only a few degrees). However, although quite small this change in temperature and humidity created a better climate for growing throughout Europe. The people of Europe, especially modern France …

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