The industrial revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840 this transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processesimproved efficiency of water power, the increasing use of steam power, and the development of machine tools. It also included the change from wood and other bio-fuels to coal. Textiles were the dominant industry of the Industrial Revolution

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