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Quarries and Quarrying

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Whether they are still operational or long-abandoned, Quarries are often dismissed as eyesores. Despite this, they can be fascinating to visit, and provide an interesting link to a once-powerful and necessary industry. Although the Romans worked quarries, it was not until the Middle Ages that the industry became established on a large scale. It then achieved its height during the nineteenth century in response to industrialisation and the associated demand for stone. The book deals with the extraction methods of various types of stone and the rise and slow decline of quarrying across the UK. While telling the history of quarrying, it also covers some of the most famous and notable quarrying sites.

Product code: 9780852637289

ISBN 9780852637289
No. of pages 32
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensions H210xW149
Series Shire Library
Deals with the extraction methods of various types of stone and the rise and slow decline of quarrying across the UK. This book covers some of the most famous and notable quarrying sites.