Power from Wind A History of Windmill Technology

Power from Wind
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780521566865
  • Druk: New edition
  • september 1996
  • 336 pagina's
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The wind is a fickle source of power. Windspeeds are frequently too low to be of any practical use, so that windpower has generally remained a marginal resource. Since the inception of windpower around 1000 AD, technology has been deployed to obtain the most economical power from wind. The author traces its technical evolution, concentrating on the growth in understanding of wind and charting crucial developments in windmill design. The history of the windmill is focused on North Western Europe, drawing on the origins of the first horizontal windmills in Persia, Tibet and China. Industrial applications such as in textiles, papermaking and mining are examined. Gradually, windmills were improved but were finally eclipsed by steam engines in the nineteenth century due to increased levels of industrialisation. The book concludes with a look at the recent re-emergence of windpower as a viable source of power in the wake of the energy crisis.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New edition
Verschijningsdatum
september 1996
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336 pagina's
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9780521566865

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580 g
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192 mm
Verpakking hoogte
19 mm
Verpakking lengte
238 mm

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