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Mining, Metallurgy, and the Industrial Revolution.pdf
CIM Bulletin (2005)
  • Fathi Habashi
Abstract
The eighteenth century was the century of the  Industrial Revolution in England and the Chemical Revolution in France. It was also the century of the beginning of mining and metallurgical education when the first Schools of Mines were created to give instruction for future miners, metallur­gists, geologists, and other technicians needed for the industry. The Industrial Revolution was responsible for the shift from wood burning to coal burning economy, for the replacement of coal by coke in the blast furnace, and for the tremendous increase in iron production - - thanks to the invention of the steam engine. It also marks he beginning of capitalism.  The Chemical Revolution explained the processes  of  combustion and smelting and reformed the chemical science. The professors at the Schools of Mines created a voluminous literature on geology, mining, and metallurgy which was a valuable guide for generations to come.   
Keywords
  • Chemical Revolution,
  • Schools of Mines,
  • Wood burning,
  • Coal burning,
  • Steam engine
Disciplines
Publication Date
2005
Citation Information
Fathi Habashi. "Mining, Metallurgy, and the Industrial Revolution.pdf" CIM Bulletin Vol. 98 Iss. Directory, 1089, 1091, (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fathi_habashi/173/