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Corn Milling by Martin Watts
Book DescriptionCorn milling - the reduction of hard cereal grains to form a usable foodstuff - is one of the oldest crafts. While windmills and watermills are given deserved notice, the milling process and the modern development of the industry are usually taken for granted. The history of milling is exceptional in the necessity of the process and its continuing importance, and its unique buildings and machines, which had a marked effect on contemporary technology. With increased interest in wholesome foods, energy conservation and the preservation of technological history, this book provides a window into the milling industry, covering both traditional and modern mills and presenting a working picture of the industry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806714
(210mm x 149mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Classic Dormobile Camper Vans, Hardback (April 2009)
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Watermills, Paperback (June 2006)
Water power has been used for over 2000 years. This book explains the history and development of watermills as working buildings and the importance of the wider appreciation of the built environment and the use of natural sources of power.
Windmills, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Martin Watts
Provides important clues to the need to protect and maintain windmills, the continued survival of which allows an insight into the historic use of renewable energy, the development of engineering, and the processing of grain, for flour and bread, as well as other essential products.
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Author Biography - Martin Watts
Martin Watts has been studying mills since the 1960s. After working in architecture and design he was curator of Worsbrough Mill Museum, South Yorkshire for three years, then spent seven years repairing a watermill in Devon and setting up a stoneground flour business. Since 1988 he has worked as a traditional millwright and consultant, his work covering many aspects of the repair, maintenance, conservation and interpretation of historic mills and their machinery.
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