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Coal Mine

History * Engineering * Technology * Safety

Dr Chris McNab



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J H Haynes & Co Ltd
02 November 2020
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.
By:   Dr Chris McNab
Imprint:   J H Haynes & Co Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 210mm, 
ISBN:   9781785217142
ISBN 10:   1785217143
Series:   Operations Manual
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   02 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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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