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By Ian P. Peaty
This book looks at the rail-connected quarries of Bardon Aggregates, a company that started from small beginnings to become the country's largest rail-operated stone extractive company with four 'super-sized' quarries. The histories of the various quarries, internal railways, connections with the main-line and stock are described.
Knighted in 1998 'for services to the Town and Country Planning Association', and in 2003 named by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a 'Pioneer in the Life of the Nation', Peter Hall is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of his studies and writings on urban and regional...
This book provides a wide-reaching analysis of historical context, an account of the origins and development of each of the industries, an interpretation of the distinctive features of the buildings, a clarification of the historical importance of South West textile mills and clear statements on the benefits of their conservation.
By Gerry Hunt
Dublin 1913 - Lockout Low-paid workers - under the leadership of Big Jim Larkin - organised themselves into Unions to insist on better conditions. The business world retaliated by locking them out of their jobs without pay ... how long could they hold out?
By Vaclav Smil
In Made in the USA, Vaclav Smil powerfully rebuts the notion that manufacturing is a relic of predigital history and that the loss of American manufacturing is a desirable evolutionary step toward a pure service economy. Smil argues that no advanced economy can prosper without a strong, innovative manufacturing sector...
By Edoardo Nesi
Divided into five chronological sections Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern and Contemporary this volume provides readers interested in urban history with a collection of essays on the evolution of public space in that paradigmatic western city which is Rome.