Roughly forty minutes into this great podcast, Tim Harford talks about the significance of the Haber Process.
Tim Harford joins Cardiff Garcia to talk about the way 50 different inventions have shaped the way the economy works today, from video games to the tally stick. It's the subject of his latest book, "Fifty things that made the modern economy", and a BBC audio series. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Haber Process revolutionised the world of explosives in World War One before being used in many of the world’s fertilisers — fueling the population explosion.