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w8: Technological change – Energy /2547

week 8: Energy – lecture handout [pdf]

Primary reading

Allen, RC (2009), The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective, Cambridge: CUP [chapter 4]

Allen, RC (2014), Technology, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP (pp292-320)

Mokyr, J (2014), An Age of Progress, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP (pp264-291)

Background material

Booth, A (2009), Coal Mining, Geevor Tin Musueum

British Antarctic Survey (2010), Ice cores and climate change, BAS, September

Carrington, D (2015), World’s climate about to enter ‘uncharted territory’ as it passes 1C of warming, The Guardian, Nov 9th

Chakrabortty, A (2014), India’s urban youth are angry. Unlike their parents, they have little to lose, The Guardian, Nov 25th

Crafts, N (2010), Explaining the first industrial revolution: Two views, Department of Economics, University of Warwick, CAGE Online Working Paper Series, No. 10, July

Johnson, V et al (2012), The economics of oil dependence: A glass ceiling to recovery, New Economics Foundation, November

Oxley Conservation (2012), Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings – Open fires, chimneys and flues, English Heritage

Lambert, JG et al (2013), EROI of Global Energy Resources – Status, Trends and Social Implications, DfID, October [pdf]