Coal Mining


By Geoffrey Hayes
Published by Shire Publications, 2000
15 x 21 cm, 32 pages

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SKU: ISBN 0-7478-0434-6 Category: Tags: ,


From 1800 to the mid-20th century the burning of coal provided nearly all of the power for British industry and transport,  for the production of iron and heat for homes. This book tells how mines in central Scotland, northern England and the Midlands and South Wales evolved from simple pits into extensive networks of shafts and tunnels extending deep underground. Author Geoffrey Hayes, a certified mining engineer explores the technical, engineering and social history of the extraction, transportation and use of coal and the development of safety standards for those involved.

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Weight .1 kg
Dimensions 5.875 × 8.375 × .2 in