Contents include: Some character in Cornish mining; Some Cornish blowing-and melting-houses; Newham, Calenick and Treyew: the genesis of reverberatory tin smelting; Arsnic production in West Cornwall; Portreath and its tramroad; Restronguet Creek tin works 1871-1879.
The technical problems confronting different societies and periods, and the measures taken to solve them, form the concern of this annual collection of essays. History of Technology, Volume 22 deals with the history of technical discovery and change and explores the relation of technology to other aspects of life - social, cultural and economic - and shows how technological development has shaped, and been shaped by, the society in which it occurred.Published under the auspices of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London
This four-volume reset edition collects immigrants' letters, immigration guides, newspaper articles, county history biographies, and promotional and advisory pamphlets published by immigrants and travellers, land and railroad companies.
During the past century, scientists, world statesmen, and international entrepreneurs have become increasingly aware of the potential of the oceans as a source of minerals. This book provides an authoritative picture of the current state of marine mineral extraction. A major work of reference, it will be essential reading for both those engaged in maritime studies and for professional organisations involved in the extraction of underwater minerals.
Volume 2: Compartments, Stressors and Sectors, deals with the problems that occur in the three 'compartments' of the environment, namely air, water and soil. The contributors also address the socio-economic sectors of industry, traffic, energy, agriculture and tourism.
The second volume examines the rise to world dominance of silver and gold production, during the first great output long-cycle (1125-1225), in new locations in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. It explores the organisation of the industry at this time, the reversal of the contemporary specie flow and the distribution of these precious metals throughout Europe and to lands beyond the bounds of that continent. It also describes the beginnings of autonomous European base metal - lead, copper, tin and mercury production, the organisation of the �new� industry, its levels of output and the distribution of these metals to new groups of European consumers. Vol. I: Asiatic Supremacy, 425-1125 Vol. 3: Continuing Afro-European Supremacy, 1250-1450 .
This two volume reference work features almost 24,000 entries on over 900 pages, and is the printed version of Chris Bond's popular online version of the index. The index has been compiled from a wide variety of manuscript sources including deeds, leases, manorial surveys, tithe apportionments, maps, plans, mining documents and parish registers, as well as from a host of published texts and includes nearly all entries from Symons' Gazetteer of 1884. Each entry is fully referenced and the book includes a bibliography, a glossary and a selection of Cornish place name elements. This is an invaluable source for students of the Cornish language, as well as for those researching local or family history in Cornwall.