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Windmills and Waterwheels Explained


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(Stan Yorke)  For many centuries waterwheels provided the only source of power available to man apart from farm animals and his own sweat.  Used on these islands for at least 2,000 years, they were joined in the 12th century by windmills, both reigning supreme until the arrival of the steam engine in the 18th century.

This book sets out to explain just that.  Using easy to follow text, plus extensive drawings and photographs, the author takes us on a journey of discovery.

127 pages.  Soft covers.