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The Resource The Riches Beneath our Feet : How Mining Shaped Britain

The Riches Beneath our Feet : How Mining Shaped Britain

Label
The Riches Beneath our Feet : How Mining Shaped Britain
Title
The Riches Beneath our Feet
Title remainder
How Mining Shaped Britain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Britain's mining and quarrying industries date back to the Stone Age flint mines of 2500 BC and still exist. In that period of more than 4,000 years the country's miners have produced colossal amounts of copper, tin, lead, zinc, iron, a lot of silver and some gold, and smaller amounts of just about every other metal from arsenic to uranium. The metals were the foundation of our industrial wealth and ease of living but they were driven by King Coal, which at its peak employed a million men and produced more than 200 million tons a year. Granite from Scotland, limestone from Southern England, sa
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coyle, Geoff
Dewey number
338.20941
Index
no index present
LC call number
TN808.G6
LC item number
C68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mineral industries
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Mineral industries
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Great Britain
Label
The Riches Beneath our Feet : How Mining Shaped Britain
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents; List of Figures; List of Plates; 1. The Achievements of Britain's Miners; 2. Britain's Geology and Minerals; 3. Britain's Copper and Tin Mining; 4. Power to the Miner's Elbow; 5. From Castle Roofs to Organ Pipes: The Lead and Zinc Mines; 6. King Coal: Britain's Powerhouse; 7. Building Britain: Granite, Stone, and Slate; 8. The Salts of the Earth; 9. Iron and Steel: The Sinews of Industry; 10. The Riches of the Earth: Britain's Gold, Silver, and Precious Stones; 11. Accidents and Disasters: The Price Miners Paid; 12. Lords and Adventurers: The Mine Owners
  • 13. The Mining People and Their Communities14. Epitaph or Revival? The Possibilities for Britain's Mining Industries; Appendix: The Main British Minerals; Bibliography; Index
Control code
609859829
Extent
1 online resource (286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191576423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609859829
Label
The Riches Beneath our Feet : How Mining Shaped Britain
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents; List of Figures; List of Plates; 1. The Achievements of Britain's Miners; 2. Britain's Geology and Minerals; 3. Britain's Copper and Tin Mining; 4. Power to the Miner's Elbow; 5. From Castle Roofs to Organ Pipes: The Lead and Zinc Mines; 6. King Coal: Britain's Powerhouse; 7. Building Britain: Granite, Stone, and Slate; 8. The Salts of the Earth; 9. Iron and Steel: The Sinews of Industry; 10. The Riches of the Earth: Britain's Gold, Silver, and Precious Stones; 11. Accidents and Disasters: The Price Miners Paid; 12. Lords and Adventurers: The Mine Owners
  • 13. The Mining People and Their Communities14. Epitaph or Revival? The Possibilities for Britain's Mining Industries; Appendix: The Main British Minerals; Bibliography; Index
Control code
609859829
Extent
1 online resource (286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191576423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609859829

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