Connections: Thunder In The Skies
  • 9 years ago
Thunder in the Skies implicates the Little Ice Age (ca. 1250–1300 AD) in the invention of the chimney, as well as knitting, buttons, wainscoting, wall tapestries, wall plastering, glass windows (Hardwick Hall [1597] has "more glass than wall"), and the practice of privacy for sleeping and sex. The genealogy of the steam engine is then examined.