Description - Mines and Miners of Cornwall and Devon: The Tin and Copper Industries by Anthony Burton
Tin mining has existed in Cornwall and parts of Devon from before the Romans arrived in Britain, this volume which is Anthony Burtons one hundredth book, marks a milestone in the authors writing career. The book takes the story of Tin Mining from its earliest period through to the present day, looking at how the industry developed from basic primitive pick and shovel operation, to the later use of explosives and steam to extract the valuable ore. The book also looks at the politics, economics and technology available at different periods of the history of the tin mining industry. The volume has many new illustrations and has been thoroughly researched, to produce a new insight into this interesting old industry. AUTHOR: Anthony Burton, is a much respected and published author of industrial and transport books, starting with his first book, Remains of a Revolution, the author has ongoingly researched and had published many volumes on the history of industry in Britain and abroad. He has a passion for canals, stationary steam engines, railways and industrial history, which he has recorded for the last fifty years. The author is probably Britain's foremost authority on the history of industry, from its beginnings to the present day, this is his one hundredth book. 20 colour and b/w illustrations
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
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