I love learning about the industrial revolution because:
a. blueberry fangirl what uppp
b. my dad, who studied engineering at university, was obsessed with steam trains and so when I was a little girl he told me all about the creation of the steam engine with an enthusiasm I only otherwise saw when he talked about football or the south of France
This video also touches on the role of international market creation in the industrial revolution, which is a bit fascinating really. Bah I love Crash Course.
(Rachel and I could have used this last year in Religions of Asia!)
Did you know I have a secret obsession with the Silk Road? In first and second year I become fascinated by cartography, which then became a fascination with the movement of people around the globe, which then became a fascination with the Silk Road (also Marco Polo, un peut).
Anyway so once again John and the Crash Course team have created a brilliant video! Sad that the story about Khotan and princess’ head dress wasn’t included but there’s only so much time and you should all go and find out what I’m talking about right now :)
As my lecturer said today “I’ve always thought Nasty, Brutish and Short would be a great name for a band”.
I’m very impressed by the premium channels, particularly (and perhaps predictably, as I’ve been a fan of Phil de Franco and obviously Hank and John for years and years) SourceFed, SciShow and — the channel the video above is from — CrashCourse. Having felt rather disenchanted with a lot of videos I’ve watched recently, it’s great to find the premium channels aren’t just shiny and empty but actually full of really brilliant stuff. Tres bien!
Although John… no more meat grinding please. Queasy vegetarian.
Bits of CrashCourse (particularly the elephant letter) remind me of CutewithChris. Do you guys remember CutewithChris? Five stars. Most of you probably weren’t even born when CutewithChris made regular videos (I am feeling my age at the moment).