This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Field Of South Wales--Area
Of Basin--Character Of Coals--Structure Of Basin--Coal Field Of
Yorkshire--Extent And Thickness Of Strata--Names Op Famous
Coals--Great Northern Coal Field--Area Of Basin And Depth Of
Strata--Cumberland Coal Field--Accident At Workington
Colliery--South Staffordshire Coal Basin--The "Black Country
"--North Staffordshire Basin--Extent Of Same--Devonshire
Coal--Forest Of Dean Basin--Other Coal Fields Of England--Scottish
Coal Fields--Area Of Same--Thickness Of Coal Strata--Number Of
Workable Beds--Brora Coal--System Of Mining In South Wales--Deep
Shafts--Cost Of Sinking Monkwearmouth Prr--Time Occupied In
SinkIng--Order Of Working Coal Beds--System Of Mining At
ManChester, Barnsley And Staffordshire--Working The Thick Coal Of
Dudley--Systems Of Working In Scotland. Of all the nations of
Europe, Great Britain is the most powerful, because she is the
richest. Although occupying a group of islands insignificant in
area, she has spread her power over the entire globe, and it is her
boast that the sun never sets on her possessions. The source of
this great wealth and power is found in her manufacturing industry,
and the main-spring of her industry lies in her stores of coal. The
annual coal production of the United Kingdom is now more than one
hundred and twenty-five million tons, and a very short calculation
will serve to show what an important contribution this makes to her
national wealth. The power developed in the combustion of a pound
of coal is reckoned by engineers as equal to one million five
hundred thousand foot-pounds. The power exerted by a man of
ordinary strength during a day of labor is about the same, so that
a pound of coal may be regarded as equivalent to a day's labor of a
man. Hence three...
|Country of origin:
• Andrew Roy
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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