Power from Wind: A History of Windmill Technology

Power from Wind: A History of Windmill Technology

by Richard Leslie Hills
     
 

This is the first general treatment of windpower in English, covering the unpredictable nature of wind and focusing on the technical evolution and industrial application of windpower.See more details below

Overview

This is the first general treatment of windpower in English, covering the unpredictable nature of wind and focusing on the technical evolution and industrial application of windpower.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521566865
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
813,344
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The wind; 2. The horizontal windmill; 3. The post mill; 4. Tower and smock mills; 5. Windmill sails; 6. Windmills for land drainage; 7. Windpower in industry; 8. The demise of the traditional windmill; 9. The windmill for pumping water and water supply; 10. Electric power from the wind; Glossary and bibliography.

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