Unblocking the Power of Coal and Iron
Lecture no. 13 from the course: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World
Taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Turn now to the Industrial Revolution, which was marked by economies of speed, scale, and coordination, as well as improvements in transportation. To begin this story, you'll consider how the high thermal output of coal allowed for new uses of iron, which led to bigger, stronger machines that drove the new economy.