Spirit of Norfolk Windmills


Author: Chris Herring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857100269

Category: Windmills

Page: 64

View: 3424

Whether the mills were originally build to grind corn or to drain water the basic process of harnessing wind power through the use of sails is still the same, and this book showcases a selection of the photographer's personal favourite windmills and drainage mills that can be found in Norfolk today.

Civil Engineering Heritage

Eastern and central England


Author: E. A. Labrum

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727719706

Category: Civil engineering

Page: 282

View: 4808

Britain has a heritage of civil engineering works unrivalled anywhere. The skills of past engineers are in evidence throughout the land in the infrastructure. The Institution of Civil Engineers' Panel for Historical Engineering Works has compiled records of these works, selected for their techncial interest, innovation, durability and aesthetic qualities. The series Civil Engineering Heritage makes available to a wider public information contained in these archives, which will be of interest to both the technical and non-technical reader. The area covered in this volume reaches from the Humber to the Thames and from East Anglia to central England

Windmills of England


Author: R. J. Brown

Publisher: Robert Hale


Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 6940

During the last decade it has been realized that the windmill is an important part of our heritage & through the efforts of many bodies some have now been preserved. This is a history of these mills, their millers and the efforts made to preserve them.

Spirit of Suffolk Windmills


Author: Chris Herring

Publisher: PiXZ Books

ISBN: 9780857100252

Category: Windmills

Page: 64

View: 3741

The windmills of Suffolk are among its most iconic landscape features: scattered across the county, they stand as sentinels to a distant industrial past. This book provides a selection of images of windmills that can still be found in Suffolk today.

The Norfolk Broads

A Landscape History


Author: Tom Williamson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719048005

Category: Science

Page: 185

View: 6088

This lavishly illustrated book tells the story of the evolution of the Norfolk Broads and its landscape. Much has been written in the past about the wildlife and ecology of this fascinating region.

Norfolk Broads Canoe and Kayak Guide


Author: Steve Maloney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906095536


Page: 160

View: 7421

The Norfolk Broads is a unique wetland environment, with marvellous wildlife and scenery that is ideal for exploring by canoe or kayak. This guide provides all the information you need to plan your journey through this picturesque landscape. Seven rivers and fourteen Broads are described in detail, with information on launching points, local attractions, wildlife and history. Distances between launching points are also provided, along with details of riverside campsites and pubs, enabling you to plan single and multi-day trips. To help you prepare for your journey there is also advice on tides, safety, access and environmental issues.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

A Novel


Author: Tom Robbins

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553897890

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5704

The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all. Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins’s classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wind Energy Comes of Age


Author: Paul Gipe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471109242

Category: Science

Page: 536

View: 2153

Wind Energy Comes of Age Wind Energy Comes of Age is the most thorough assessment ever published of the technology, economics, and politics of generating electricity with wind. It provides an up-to-date status report on the modern wind industry worldwide. Written by Paul Gipe, one of America’s leading wind energy experts, this book chronicles wind energy’s remarkable progress from its rebirth during the 1970s through a troubled adolescence in California’s mountain passes in the 1980s to its maturation on the plains of northern Europe in the 1990s. Gipe argues in a readable and engaging style that wind is no longer an alternative source of energy. He cites improvements in the performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness of modern wind turbines to support his contention that wind energy has come of age as a commercial technology. Unlike other books on the subject, which focus on technology alone, Wind Energy Comes of Age critically examines a host of issues that will determine the future of this renewable resource, including: Wind energy’s environmental benefits The design of wind turbines "as if people matter" Wind energy’s impact on people and the environment Aesthetics and public acceptance Wind energy’s potential Centrally directed vs. market-oriented R & D Wind energy’s role in electric utilities Wind Energy Comes of Age is extensively illustrated with more than 170 original line drawings, photographs, and charts. An annotated bibliography, tables of technical data, maps of wind resources, and a virtually exhaustive list of manufacturers, governmental agencies, and private organizations working with the wind further enhance the book’s value as a reference. Not since the classic works of Putnam in 1948 or Golding in 1955 has there been a book on wind energy of this scope. For those interested in the burgeoning wind energy field—engineers, researchers, environmentalists, policy specialists, and community leaders—Wind Energy Comes of Age is an essential resource.

Wind, Water, Work

Ancient And Medieval Milling Technology


Author: Adam Lucas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004146490

Category: History

Page: 439

View: 9858

This book is the most comprehensive empirical study to date of the social and technical aspects of milling during the ancient and medieval periods.Drawing on the latest archaeological evidence and historical studies, the book examines the chronological development and technical details of handmills, beast mills, watermills and windmills from the first millennium BCE to c. 1500. It discusses the many and varied uses to which mills were turned in the civilisations of Rome, China, Islam and Europe, and the many types of mill that existed.The book also includes comparative regional studies of the social and economic significance of milling, and tackles several important historiographical issues, such as whether technological stagnation was a characteristic of late Antiquity, whether there was an industrial revolution" in the European Middle Ages based on waterpower, and how contemporary studies in the social shaping of technology can shed light on the study of pre-modern technology."

The Protection and Conservation of Water Resources


Author: Hadrian F. Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119970040

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 9642

Water, policy and procedure -- Water resource availability in Britain -- Institutions and legislation for resource management -- The catchment approach : ways and means -- Sustaining bulk supply : consumption and interference -- Sustaining bulk supply : possible solutions -- Water quality background issues -- Environmental issues of water quality and quantity -- Towards solutions : land use and technical fixes -- Framing water policies : emerging governance arrangements -- The USA, Australasia and Europe : lessons to be learned?

Power from Wind

A History of Windmill Technology


Author: Richard Leslie Hills

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521566865

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 5195

This is the first general treatment of windpower in English, covering the unpredictable nature of wind and focusing on the technical evolution and industrial application of windpower.

The Broads Through Time


Author: David Holmes

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445631423

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 4056

Fields, Factories, and Workshops; Or, Industry Combined with Agriculture and Brain Work with Manual Work


Author: P. Kropotkin

Publisher: Woods Press

ISBN: 1408673010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3556

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Shaping of America

A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History. Transcontinental America, 1850-1915. Vol. 3


Author: D. W. Meinig

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300082906

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 8503

Volume one examines how an immense diversity of ethnic and religious groups ultimately created a set of distinct regional societies. Volume two emphasizes the flux, uncertainty, and unpredictablilty of the expansion into continental America, showing how a multitude of individuals confronted complex and problematic issues.

The Rich Are Different


Author: Susan Howatch

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453263438

Category: Fiction

Page: 696

View: 4900

The New York Times bestselling novel about a powerful Wall Street family in the 1920s and the illicit affair that threatens their empire. During the Roaring Twenties, Paul Van Zale is the undisputed king of the financial industry, an influential man of great wealth, unparalleled power, enormous ego, and insatiable appetites. He’s also exactly what Dinah Slade is looking for: a millionaire susceptible to seduction who can rescue her endangered ancestral estate and make her dream of creating her own business empire come true. All it takes is one look at the intoxicating young Englishwoman—“delivered” in secret to his London office—and all thoughts of his wife and other mistresses are instantly banished from Van Zale’s mind. But their ensuing love affair has repercussions that will shake the foundations of the banking tycoon’s Wall Street firm, especially when his dynamic, impulsive right-hand man also falls victim to Dinah’s vibrant sensuality. Perhaps graver still is her effect on Van Zale’s family, among whom greed, rage, and jealousy are prime motivating factors. And as the boom of the twenties gives way to the despair of the Great Depression, everything threatens to come tumbling down in an avalanche of treachery and murder. Inspired by the love triangle involving Caesar, Cleopatra, and Mark Antony, the author of Sins of the Fathers and The Wheel of Fortune—known for writing “impressive fiction imbued with moral questions”—presents an unforgettable saga of an American dynasty in the tumultuous years between the two world wars (Publishers Weekly). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Susan Howatch including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Norfolk Broads


Author: William Alfred Dutt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Broads, The (England)

Page: 412

View: 4585