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The speed of Europe’s 18th-century sailing ships is revamping historian’s view of the Industrial Revolution — Quartz

“. . . In a a paper published this month, the two economists found that the technology of British sailing ships raced ahead during this time. Changes in hull design such as copper plating (reducing drag from fouling weed and … Continue reading

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