When people talk about the Industrial Revolution, they tend to point to the positives. Electric lighting, washing machines, cars-the list of things from this period that have improved people's lives around the world is seemingly endless. However, the negative effects of this historical turning point, such as climate change and oil depletion, are frequently glossed over. Through detailed maps and in-depth sidebars, this volume examines the lasting worldwide impact, both positive and negative, of the Industrial Revolution. This allows readers to think critically about history, which they're challenged to do through chapter questions.