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The Slate Industry

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The Slate Industry

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Merfin Williams. A5, 32pp. The slate industry has left an indelible mark on the history of our society. Slate quarries and the associated masses of waste have an awe-inspiring impact. This book explains what slate is, its uses and how its exploitation progressed from crude beginnings to a high level of sophistication in the late nineteenth century. It describes the social, cultural and political manifestations of the slate enterprises. It includes: places where slate is quarried, how it is quarried and processed. Well illustrated with pictures of slate quarries, machinery, factories, groups of workers, etc.


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