Steam Engines Explained

Author: Stan Yorke
Publisher: Countryside Books (GB)
ISBN: 9781846741494
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Steam engines, with their hissing pistons, revolving wheels, and smell of oil and coal smoke, have an irresistible attraction for many of us.The realisation that steam could be used to power machinery became one of the great Eureka moments of history - comparable to the discovery of iron and the invention of the printing press. It was steam powered engines of all kinds that drove the vast industrial expansion during the nineteenth century. They featured in almost every aspect of life. They made possible the excavation of deep mines, the forward thrust of ships though the oceans, and the propulsion of trains along the tracks of the world's railways. In this book Stan Yorke explains the history of the steam engine and the enormous variety of uses to which it was put. There are over 100 photographs plus detailed diagrams by Trevor Yorke. There is also a list of places where steam engines, restored to working order by the hard work and enthusiasm of endless devotees, can be seen today.

The Industrial Revolution Explained

Author: Stan Yorke
Publisher: Countryside Books (GB)
ISBN: 9781853069352
Size: 70.82 MB
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Descibes the scientific and engineering achievements of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, discussing such topics as agriculture, coal mining, canals, railways, factories, and buildings.

Steam On The Farm

Author: Jonathan Brown
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN:
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From the beginning of the 19th century—the great age of steam, to the end of World War II, this book traces the history and development of agricultural steam power use, considers how it was actually used. It demonstrates how steam power was used in agriculture for threshing, ploughing and land drainage. The development is considered of all the different types of steam engines and equipment, including stationary and portable engines, traction engines, rotary cultivators, and steam diggers. This guide also pays attention to the people who operated the new machines, and to the activities of the contractors who undertook most of the work involving steam engines on the farm, while tracing the decline of agricultural steam power from the beginning of the 20th century onwards. Written by an acknowledged expert and beautifully illustrated, this is the first book in more than 30 years to present such a comprehensive view of the development of steam power in British farming.

The Most Powerful Idea In The World

Author: William Rosen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226726347
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"The Most Powerful Idea in the World argues that the very notion of intellectual property drove not only the invention of the steam engine but also the entire Industrial Revolution." -- Back cover.

Rural Economy Of England

Author: Joan Thirsk
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0826445241
Size: 21.49 MB
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No one has done more to emphasise the significance of the land in early modern England that Joan Thirsk, whose writings are both an important contribution to its history and point the way for future research. The subjects of this collection include the origin and nature of the common fields, Tudor enclosures, the Commonwealth confiscation of Royalist land and its subsequent return after the Restoration, inheritance customs, and the role of industries in the rural economy, among them stocking knitting.

Steam Railways Explained

Author: Stan Yorke
Publisher: England's Living History
ISBN: 9781846740121
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In this easy-to-follow book, Stan Yorke explains the development of the steam railway and how the various parts worked. Illustrated by over 100 photographs, and aided by his son Trevor's superb drawings, the book is divided into four sections.