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The Story of Mining in Cornwall free pdf Making metal from ore dug from the ground is a skill, a passion and a business that is fundamental to the character and identity of Cornwall. Beneath the rolling fields, buried in the cliffs, far below the crashing sea is a hidden world of strength, sorrow, triumph and struggle. Know this world and we know something of Cornwall. In "The Story of Mining in Cornwall", Allen Buckley narrates 4,000 years of mining history with clarity, attention to detail and empathy for generations of Cornish who worked in the industry. It is magnificently illustrated with much rare and original material and written by Allen Buckley, Cornwall's foremost mining historian. Allen Buckley's many years of experience, firstly as a miner and then an academic, make him qualified above all others to undertake such an ambitious work.His book provides the first overview of the industry from the prehistoric to the present, and is narrated with technical understanding, social awareness and foresight into the future of Cornish mining. The book is introduced by Professor Roger Burt of Exeter University.

About Allen Buckley

Allen Buckley has worked in the mining industry for more than 30 years, underground at South Crofty and Geevor and then as the Manager of Crofty Consultancy. He studied history at Exeter University and took his M. Phil degree at the Camborne School of Mines. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in the same year and has published more than 20 books of mediaeval, local and mining history. A bard of the Cornish Gorsedd, he was editor of the Trevithick Society Journal for 13 years and lectures frequently to many historical groups and gatherings of the Old Cornwall Society. He has taught at various educational levels and institutions and continues to give his time and energy to the understanding of Cornwall's past, present and future.

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Author : Allen Buckley
Publisher : Cornwall Editions Limited
Data Published : 01 November 2007
ISBN : 1904880304
EAN : 9781904880301
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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