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Water Power and Water Mills: An Historical Guide

By: Jonathan Brown

192 pages, 163 colour photographs and drawings

Crowood Press

Hardback | Mar 2011 | #190578 | ISBN-13: 9781847972439
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About this book

The sight of the watermill is evocative of rural Britain - the wheel turning gently to grind corn. However, that is only part of the story of the harnessing of the power of water, a story that extends back 2000 years and is still far from over, as this invaluable book shows.

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Jonathan Brown studied history at Manchester University and then went on to complete a PhD on late nineteenth century farming in Lincolnshire. He has written numerous books and articles on various aspects of British agricultural history and worked for many years at the University of Reading's Museum of English Rural Life. Jonathan is the author of the highly acclaimed Steam on the Farm - A history of Agricultural Steam Engines 1800 - 1950 [Crowood 2008].

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