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Industrial archaeology

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'Finished Labour of a Thousand Hands'

'Finished Labour of a Thousand Hands'

Author: Lynn Willies, Ianto Wain, Lynn Willis, Neville Redvers-Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2011

The Combe Down Stone Quarries, which were the principal supplier of building stone for the great period of building in Bath during the 18th and 19th centuries, form a significant element of the wider landscape of the City of Bath World Heritage Site. Archaeological recording of the mine was required to allow preservation by record of features of archaeological interest. The results of the archaeological recording programme and laser and video scanning survey contributes not only to the study of Bath and its post-medieval development, but also to national and international research in mining and industrial archaeology.

Rethinking Agriculture

Rethinking Agriculture

Author: Timothy P Denham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2010

Although the need to study agriculture in different parts of the world on its own terms has long been recognized and re-affirmed, a tendency persists to evaluate agriculture across the globe using concepts, lines of evidence and methods derived from Eurasian research. However, researchers working in different regions are becoming increasingly aware of fundamental differences in the nature of, and methods employed to study, agriculture and plant exploitation practices in the past. Contributions to this volume rethink agriculture, whether in terms of existing regional chronologies, in terms of techniques employed, or in terms of the concepts that frame our interpretations. This volume highlights new archaeological and ethnoarchaeological research on early agriculture in understudied non-Eurasian regions, including Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and Africa, to present a more balanced view of the origins and development of agricultural practices around the globe.

Net het echte leven

Net het echte leven

Author: Belia Van den Berg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2009

Hoe overleven leden van professionele teams in een wereld die gekenmerkt wordt door individualisering, versnelling en winstmaximalisatie? In tegenstelling tot de theorieen in de gangbare managementliteratuur concludeert dit onderzoek, dat de dynamiek in teams in commerciele organisaties vooral beheerst wordt door eigenbelang, angst, bindingsverlies en macht. Daarin onderscheiden deze professionals zich nauwelijks van gewone mensen in het alledaagse leven: Net het echte leven. Drie teams met een complexe opdracht worden intensief gevolgd. Gedurende dit veldwerk blijkt dat teamprocessen in de onderstroom (meestal genegeerd in de bestaande literatuur, door managers en de teamleden zelf), een vitale rol spelen in het handelen van de individuele teamleden en in de teamprestaties. Machtsposities, uitsluitingsmechanismen, vertrouwensvragen en communicatieproblemen bepalen de effectiviteit van een team sterker dan gewoonlijk wordt gesuggereerd. In een complex proces van ambigue gedragingen, opgevoerde voorstellingen en versluierde belangen verloopt de teamdynamiek weinig rationeel. Uiterst zelden zijn teamleden zich dit expliciet bewust; onzekerheid, irrationeel en illusoir gedrag, eigenbelang en angst zijn nu eenmaal geen processen die gemakkelijk onthuld worden. Doordat zij het belang niet zien, bestaat er in deze door versnelling voortgedreven teams doorgaans weinig animo om hier aandacht aan te besteden. Patronen die in dit onderzoek worden blootgelegd beinvloeden de effectiviteit van teams en het werkplezier van de betrokken teamleden in hoge mate. Men kan hier dus maar beter rekening mee houden en op in spelen. Vanuit deze visie presenteert Belia van den Berg nieuwe ideeen voor de aansturing van teams, waarbij ruimte ontstaat om de onderstroom toe te laten en tot nu toe verhulde mechanismen in teamdynamiek te benutten.

Laying the Foundations

Laying the Foundations

Author: Tim Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2008

The Rise of the Cotton Factory in Eighteenth Century Renfrewshire

The Rise of the Cotton Factory in Eighteenth Century Renfrewshire

Author: Stuart M Nisbet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2008

American Industrial Archaeology

American Industrial Archaeology

Author: Douglas C McVarish Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2008

This comprehensive guide provides the reader with basic information of the most common types of structures, sites, and objects encountered in industrial archaeology. These include bridges, railroads, roads, waterways, several types of production and extraction factories, water and power generating facilities, and others. Each chapters contains a brief introduction to the technology or features of each class of installation, illustrations with characteristics that help identifying important elements of the type, and a glossary of common terms. Two chapters offer valuable guidance on researching industrial properties and landscapes. For students, avocational archaeologists, and cultural resource management surveys, this volume will be an essential reference.

American Industrial Archaeology

American Industrial Archaeology

Author: Douglas C McVarish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2008

This comprehensive guide provides the reader with basic information of the most common types of structures, sites, and objects encountered in industrial archaeology. These include bridges, railroads, roads, waterways, several types of production and extraction factories, water and power generating facilities, and others. Each chapters contains a brief introduction to the technology or features of each class of installation, illustrations with characteristics that help identifying important elements of the type, and a glossary of common terms. Two chapters offer valuable guidance on researching industrial properties and landscapes. For students, avocational archaeologists, and cultural resource management surveys, this volume will be an essential reference.

The Wealden Iron Industry

The Wealden Iron Industry

Author: Jeremy Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2008

For two periods of British history - the first part of the Roman occupation and the Tudor and early Stuart periods - the Weald of south-east England was the most productive iron-producing region in the country. Looking across the tranquil Wealden countryside, it is hard to identify anything that hints at its industrial past. Yet 400 years ago, nearly 100 furnaces and forges roared and hammered there, the smoke from charcoal-making curling up from the surrounding woods and the roads bustling with wagons laden with ore and iron sows. Many British naval campaigns, including the Spanish Armada, the wars against the Dutch and The Seven Years' War, relied on Wealden iron cannon; the pressures of conflict driving forward the development of iron-producing technology. For a time the economy of the whole area was dominated by the production of iron and its raw materials, providing employment, generating prosperity and shaping the landscape irrevocably. Drawing on a wealth of local evidence, this book explores the archaeology and history of an area whose iron industry was of international importance.

Animal-powered Machines

Animal-powered Machines

Author: J.Kenneth Major Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2008

This is a book about a little known element in the history of motive power, the animal powered machine. Windmills and watermills survive in most parts of Britain, but animal-powered machines, whether vertical treadwheels or horizontal horse engines, are hardly known, despite the significant contribution they made to the history of mining and agriculture in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century. The development of the railways and the availability of coal caused the use of animal power to decline rapidly, but a number of these early machines still survive today. The author identifies the various types of machine, the jobs they performed and how they evolved with the onset of the industrial revolution.

Looking for Work

Looking for Work

Author: Peter H. Stott Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/02/2008

Using 134 sites scattered across the county's 18 towns and the city of Hudson, the author weaves an authoritative and well-documented group of narrative histories linking the evidence of the landscape with the underlying economic and social history of each community. Each town narrative is accompanied by individual site descriptions, which can be used as an on-site guide to local history. The author contends that the economic development of a community is its storyline, which can be read, to a greater or lesser degree, in representative surviving structures. These landmarks give concrete form to the abstract concept of the historical past, linking the written record with the present landscape.

Rethinking Agriculture

Rethinking Agriculture

Author: Timothy P Denham Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2007

Although the need to study agriculture in different parts of the world on its own terms has long been recognized and re-affirmed, a tendency persists to evaluate agriculture across the globe using concepts, lines of evidence and methods derived from Eurasian research. However, researchers working in different regions are becoming increasingly aware of fundamental differences in the nature of, and methods employed to study, agriculture and plant exploitation practices in the past. Contributions to this volume rethink agriculture, whether in terms of existing regional chronologies, in terms of techniques employed, or in terms of the concepts that frame our interpretations. This volume highlights new archaeological and ethnoarchaeological research on early agriculture in understudied non-Eurasian regions, including Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and Africa, to present a more balanced view of the origins and development of agricultural practices around the globe.

Industrial Archaeology of North West Durham

Industrial Archaeology of North West Durham

Author: Frank Atkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007