Hum Hist 2 ho 11

Hum Hist 2 ho 11 - Human History Week 6, lecture 2 The...

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Human History Week 6, lecture 2 The great divergence 4/27/11 The collapse of time and space Energy bonanza changes everything Steam engines used to power carriages by 1804, paddleboats in 1810s; first proper train, George Stephenson’s Rocket , in 1829 In 1885, Gottfried Daimler and Karl Benz develop first proper internal combustion engine, run with gasoline First modern bicycle appears same year; combine with wings to produce first heavier- than-air plane in 1903 Electrical revolution: generating steadily improves across 19th century First telegraph message in 1809; Morse code in 1838; global telegraph network completed 1892 Malthusian disaster largely headed off in late 19th century by railroads and steamships, able to move vast quantities of food over vast distances; and application of energy bonanza to agriculture (tractors, well pumps, chemical fertilizer, etc,) Military disparity between west and rest becomes enormous in 19th century—repeating
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course IHUM 69B taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '11 term at Stanford.

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Hum Hist 2 ho 11 - Human History Week 6, lecture 2 The...

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