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Windmills by Martin Watts
Book DescriptionWindmills have been in existence for over 800 years and although only a fraction of those that once ground corn, pumped water and provided power for industry and agriculture, now survive. Among the most important features of these survivors are the variations in design that have come about through their different origins, the use of local materials in their construction, and the influence of millwrights and millers - those who built and worked them - in different parts of the country. Understanding these variations provides important clues to the need to protect and maintain windmills, the continued survival of which allows a fascinating 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806530
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Corn Milling, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Martin Watts
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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