Ecological effects of industrial revolution

Museum Buckeye Furnace is a reconstructed charcoal-fired iron blast furnace originally built in 1852. Impact of Technology and Innovations during Industrial Revolution by experiencing the transition from small farms and shops of the 18th and 19th centuries to the large industrial complexes of today. Engines of Change introduces some of the people and machines that were part of this great transformation of change.

Websites Technologies are discussed that occurred during the Industrial Revolution to improve production. Coal mining and the how it affects the environment. Global greenhouse emissions, coal and climate change. The environmental impact from coal mining. Uncover the Industrial Revolution through interactive exhibits at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, and see the operating power looms. Example of evolution working through the process of natural selection caused by a changing habitat linked to the industrial revolution. The Industrial Revolution marked a major turning point in Earth’s ecology and humans’ relationship with their environment. A complete text explaining evolution by the process of natural selection. Explanation of Natural Selection. Peppered moth selection analysis.

Journal Article

Oakes, Elizabeth H. “Newcomen, Thomas.” A to Z of STS Scientists. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2002. Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. azsts0137&SingleRecord=True azsts0137&SingleRecord=True. With the invention of this atmospheric steam engine, the Industrial Revolution used coal as fuel.

Barber, Nigel. “Ethical Issues of Air Pollution .” Encyclopedia of Ethics in Science and Technology. Facts On File, Inc., 2002. Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. ethics0008&SingleRecord=True ethics0008&SingleRecord=True. Major environmental polluters feel little sense of legal liability for pollution causing ill health and habitat destruction.

Hopkins, William G. “photosynthesis and the environment.” Photosynthesis and Respiration, The Green World. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2006. Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. GWPR0006&SingleRecord=True GWPR0006&SingleRecord=True. Since Industrial Revolution, the human population has put increased pressure on the biosphere.

Rosen, Joe, and Lisa Quinn Gothard. “greenhouse effect.” Encyclopedia of Physical Science. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2009. Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. EPS0098&SingleRecord=True EPS0098&SingleRecord=True. Explanation of greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, and energy transfers.

Barber, Nigel. “ethical implications of the Industrial Revolution.” Encyclopedia of Ethics in Science and Technology. Facts On File, Inc., 2002. Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. ethics0217&SingleRecord=True ethics0217&SingleRecord=True. The increased burning of fossil fuels by industry and transportation resulted in pollution to destroy ecosystems and create health problems.

PowerPoint Presentations,1, Results of the Industrial Revolution,1 Cotton Gin

Simulation Simulations of peppered moth population due to predation and ecological changes.

YouTube video Human Induced Climate Change – Ian Plimer (part 4 of 5)

Book Chapter

Sakolsky, Josh . Critical Perspectives on the Industrial Revolution. New York: Rosen Publishing, 2005. A collection of articles which examines the Industrial Revolution. Chapter 2 Science, Technology, and Society: A Changing World.


Stalcup, Brenda. The Industrial Revolution. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. A collection of articles which examines the causes, the spread of inventions and impact of the Industrial Revolution.

Outman, James L. and Elisabeth M. Industrial Revolution: Primary Sources. Detroit: UXL, 2003. A book presenting works, speeches and testimony from which one gains an insight into the period. Evans, Chris and Goran Ryden. The Industrial Revolution in Iron: The Impact of British Coal Technologyin Nineteenth-Century Europe. London: Ashgate, 1988. Print. Hester, Ronald and Roy Harrison. Mining and its Environmental Impact. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 1994. Print.


Coal Country. Director Phylis Geller. 2001, Liason Distribution, DVD. Reveals the truth about modern coal mining in America.

A Forest Returns: The Success Story of Ohio’s Only National Forest as told by Ora E. Anderson. Producer Jean Andrews. Ohio Landscape Production, Inc. 2005. DVD. Documentary about the establishment of Wayne National Forest in Southeastern Ohio.

ThesisDocument number: ohiou1121272350. Research paper and videotaped production of Ora Anderson about the beginnings of Wayne National Forest.

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