Water and wind power


Card cover, 136pp., profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, diagrams and drawings.

The introduction of water power into Britain

Medieval mills

The post-medieval period

The age of industrialisation

The nineteenth and twentieth centuries


Historically there was a tremendous variety of water- and wind-powered machinery and, although much has been lost, there are still many examples that provide a fascinating picture of this aspect of Britain’s industrial past. The development of natural sources of power continues, and modern uses, such as electricity generation, underline the importance of renewable resources whose value to mankind has been recognised for over two thousand years.


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  • Author(s): Watts, Martin
  • Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd
  • Publication year: 2000