Windmills: A Pictorial History of Their Technology
This highly informative book contains some 500 black and white photographs of the various types of windmills and describes their main uses; many of the photographs have not been published before. People do not always realise how much of an influence windmills had on the life and productivity in the world prior to steam. Windmills were not just used in corn milling but for land drainage (here and in The Netherlands); in saw mills, mustard milling, papermaking; oil and colour mills, chalk grinding, flax and barley mills: There is a gazetteer of British windmills and some foreign ones, and a comprehensive glossary and bibliography.
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