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Coal Mine

by Dr Chris McNab

Part of the Operations Manual Series

Coal Mine Synopsis

This manual explains the evolution of British coalmining from a technical and engineering standpoint from the 18th to the 20th century, the heyday of British mining. The book explains the history and technology both above and below ground, exploring the pit head surface machinery and the transportation networks that fed into it, and the personal kit and equipment of individual miners. It also looks at how successive generations of mining engineers have met the perennial challenges and dangers of mining: pressure from millions of tons of rock and earth above; water drainage; fire and gas explosions; roof and seam collapse; underground illumination; ventilation; disease and accidents.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781785217142
Publication date: 26th November 2020
Author: Dr Chris McNab
Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd an imprint of Haynes Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: Mining industry,

About Dr Chris McNab

Chris McNab is an experienced author and editor specialising in military history and technology. To date he has published more than 100 books, including Siege Warfare and Falklands War for Haynes. He has also written exclusively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers, and has made TV appearances as an expert commentator for Discover, Sky and History channels.

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