Peat and Its Products: An Illustrated Treatise on Peat and Its Products as a National Source of Wealth (Classic Reprint)by W. A. Kerr
The aim of this work is to direct general attention to the economy of Peat as a substitute of coal and for the development of its numerous bye-products. The subject, now that the Irish land difficulties have been relieved by legislation, and that
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The aim of this work is to direct general attention to the economy of Peat as a substitute of coal and for the development of its numerous bye-products. The subject, now that the Irish land difficulties have been relieved by legislation, and that we have lately had bitter experience of a coal famine, is ripe for serious discussion and practical consideration.
In directing the attention of the community at large to the various uses and products of this source of wealth lying at our doors, together with the methods of preparation and manufacture, care has been taken to quote every reliable authority to whom we have had access. Hitherto, save in the cot of the crofter or in the cabin of the "rug-headed kern," Peat has been little known as a fuel in these Islands, though its value on the Continent has long been appreciated and its production fostered by various States. Abroad, throughout the German Empire, in many parts of France, in Austria, Russia, Holland, and throughout the length and breadth of Scandinavia, it is regarded as one of the most precious national assets, adding materially to the general national resources in its application to manufactures generally and to domestic uses.
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