Jonathan Brown: Water Power and Watermills
This remarkable and authoritative book traces the development of water power and the watermill from the earliest times to the present.
It examines the first watermills in Britain, which were introduced by the Romans, the medieval mill and the technology of water power, including the size and efficiency of water wheels, dams, weirs and watercourses. Furthermore it covers flour milling before the Industrial revolution and the early industrial uses of water power. it analyses the use of water powwer during the Industrial Recolution with reference in the cotton, woollen and linen industries and transport. beautifully illustrated with over 160 photographs and drawings.