Kinderdijk: land, wind and water: Dutch water management through the ages.

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    Authors & editors

    Notenboom, Eppo W [Author]
    Maandag, Ben [Author]

    Publisher Uitgeverij Watermerk
    Year of publication 2006

    Dutch (main text)
    English (main text)

    Medium Book

    Water supply & management > Irrigation & drainage


    Scope & contentThe nineteen windmills at Kinderdijk are a symbol of the way the Netherlands manages water.

    This book examines the creation of the Dutch reclamation of land from the sea, the use of polder windmills to drain the land and dikes to hold back the water. It looks at the operation of the mills and the lives of the millers, their families and the impact of the Industrial Revolution, when mills were used for electricity generation. The preservation of the environment and mills is protected by UNESCO.

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    Accession no. 230343

    • Shelf location: I300-NOT
    • Notes: Dutch translation of the title "Hollands waterbeheer door de eeuwen heen"