Hardback with dust jacket, 168pp., 26cm x 20cm. 110 photographs, diagrams and drawings. Kenneth Major, one of Britain’s leading industrial archaeologists, has made a world-wide study of all those machines in which the tractive effort of man or animal provides rotating power. He shows how animal-powered engines developed from ancient and medieval times to the Industrial Revolution, and he describes their different uses in agriculture, industrial processes and mining. He provides measured drawings and technical data and also supplies a comprehensive world-wide guide to sites where the most interesting examples can be seen. The book is dedicated to the International Molinological Society.
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