The Riches Beneath Our Feet: How Mining Shaped Britain
A Hardback edition by Geoff Coyle in English (Apr 22, 2010)
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Short Description: Lonely chimneys rising above the Cornish cliffs; Welsh slopes covered in loose slate ... the landscapes of Britain resonate with its mining past. Geoff Coyle describes the... Read more
Lonely chimneys rising above the Cornish cliffs; Welsh slopes covered in loose slate ... the landscapes of Britain resonate with its mining past. Geoff Coyle describes the astonishing variety of mineral riches that have been extracted from Britain's rocks over the centuries, and the struggles and achievements of the brave miners and engineers who devoted their lives to them.
- Geoff Coyle
- Oxford University Press
- Publication date
- Apr 22, 2010
- Product dimensions
- 159 x 235 x 19mm
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