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The riches beneath our feet : how mining shaped Britain

Author: R G Coyle
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mining has had a profound impact upon Britain for over 4,000 years. Geoff Coyle explores how mining has shaped Britain and its landscape, emphasising the impact on social history, and the lives of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010920359
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R G Coyle
ISBN: 9780199551293 0199551294
OCLC Number: 711573971
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 267 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: PREFACE ; 1. The Achievements of Britain's Miners ; 2. Britain's Geology and Minerals ; 3. Britain's Copper and Tin Mining ; 4. Power to the Miner's Elbow ; 5. From Castle Roofs to Organ Pipes: The Lead and Zinc Mines ; 6. King Coal: Britain's Powerhouse ; 7. Building Britain: Granite, Stone, and Slate ; 8. The Salts of the Earth ; 9. Iron and Steel: The Sinews of Industry ; 10. The Riches of the Earth: Britain's Gold, Silver, and Precious Stones ; 11. Accidents and Disasters: The Price Miners Paid ; 12. Lords and Adventurers: The Mine Owners ; 13. The Mining People and their Communities ; 14. Epitaph or Revival? The Possibilities for Britain's Mining Industries ; APPENDIX: THE MAIN BRITISH MINERALS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY
Responsibility: Geoff Coyle.

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Clear, simple, and compelling narrative. Beautiful Britain This wide-ranging study of mining should interest many readers. Chris Wrigley, History Today A lucid and readable book. Chris Wrigley, Read more...

 
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