Anthropocene 103: Industrial Revolution, Brain Vs Coal

·       Optional Video Introduction, Crash Course on the Industrial Revolution:

·       Mokyr, Joel., and Ralf Meisenzahl,. 2012. “The Rate and Direction of Invention in the British Industrial Revolution: Incentives and Institutions.” In The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited. Chicago ; London: University of Chicago Press.

·       Wrigley, E. A. 2013. “Energy and the English Industrial Revolution.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 371 (1986).

·       Optional: Albritton Jonsson, Fredrik. 2012. “The Industrial Revolution in the Anthropocene.” The Journal of Modern History 84 (3): 679–96.

·       Further reading: Kander, Astrid, Paolo Malanima, and Paul Warde. 2013. Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries. The Princeton Economic History of the Western World. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press

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