A Landscape Transformed

A Landscape Transformed : The Ironmaking District of Salisbury, Connecticut

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This book examines the industrial ecology of 200 years of ironmaking with renewal energy resources in northwestern Connecticut. It focuses on the cultural context of people's decisions about technology and the environment, and the gradual transition they effected in their land from industrial landscape to pastoral countryside.show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 161.8 x 240.5 x 19.1mm | 442.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 25 halftones, 26 line illustrations
  • 0195128184
  • 9780195128185

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Gordon illustrates his argument that cultural values of moderation, liberal education, and provincialism led owners and artisans to concentrate on high-quality, low-volume iron and steel with detailed examples, maps, and charts. He excels at describing individual actions and technical processes. * Choice *show more

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