The Iron Industry

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This book charts the growth of ironmaking from the Middle Ages, covering the importation of blast-furnace methods in the fifteenth century, the pivotal adoption of coke as a fuel in the eighteenth century, and the invention of mass-produced steel in the nineteenth century.

The developing techniques of ironmaking, all explained in a non-technical style, make a story in their own right, but in combining this with the experiences of the masters and workmen who laboured at the furnaces and forges, this volume offers a truly comprehensive account of one of the most important industries of recent centuries. 


64 pages

Publisher: Shire 

ISBN: 978-0747814832