Geschichte der Wasserkraftnutzung

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    English titleHistory of water power
    Authors & editors

    Tönsmann, Frank [Author]

    Publisher Herkules Verlag, Kassel
    Year of publication 1996

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

    Energy & power > Water power
    Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > Eastern Europe
    Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > Germany, Austria & Switzerland


    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    A collection of 17 papers delivered at the History of Water Power symposium held in Kassel in September 1996, by scholars from Germany and Poland.
    The subjects covered in the first part are: water power and the mill system in the Middle Ages; water and manufacturing.
    The second part covers: water power in historical European mining; hydro power plants in mining in the western Harz mountains from the 13th to 19th centuries; hydro power plants in mining.
    The third part covers: water power in Augsburg’s craft works and water supply; water driven pumps used to provide of water to the Alb region of Württemberg; early modern pumping works in central Europe; the role of the river Radunia in the development of mediaeval Danzig.
    The fourth part covers the development of hydro power to generate electricity, while the fifth part looks at the electrification of the north Hesse region.
    It ends with reports on the excursions made by the symposium participants to look at local hydro power plants.The book is richly illustrated with diagrams, drawings, photos, maps and tables.This copy contains a signed dedication by the editor, Frank Tönsmann. There is a loose erratum sheet inside the front cover.

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    Accession no. 229842

    • Shelf location: F401-TON
    • Donor: Michael Dufau Collection