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Watermills by Martin Watts

Book Description

Watermills were once commonplace but, because of their domestic scale and their often picturesque waterside locations, many have now lost their waterwheels and machinery and the buildings have been converted to other uses. Water power has been used for over 2000 years, initially for grinding grain and pumping water, and later for driving processing machinery for a wide variety of industries, which had a far-reaching effect on the economic and social development of Britain from the middle of the eighteenth century. In this new book, watermill expert Martin Watts, author of the Shire book "Water and Wind Power", 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747806547
ISBN-10: 0747806543
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Pages: 56
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Classic Dormobile Camper Vans by Martin Watts Classic Dormobile Camper Vans, Hardback (April 2009)

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Corn Milling by Martin Watts Corn Milling, Paperback (October 2008)

Corn milling - the reduction of hard cereal grains to form a usable foodstuff - is one of the oldest crafts. 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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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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