Landscape with Technology

This publication, edited by R A Buchanan, is a collection of essays by various authors, issued in Tom Rolt's memory.

The 104 page paperback comprises nine essays by 'Rolt Fellows' and members of the History of Technology Research Unit at the University of Bath.

Professor Buchanan has written an Introduction recalling Tom Roltís life and recounting the history of the Research Fellowship which was established at the University of Bath in 1970, in Rolt's memory.

The essays cover a wide range of subjects. Although no single theme has been prescribed, they are all of interest to historians of technology, and are as follows:

  • Industrial World Heritage Sites: from icons to landscapes by Keith Falconer
  • The Birth of British Gunpowder Engineering Overseas by Brenda B Buchanan
  • The Lost Distilleries of Bristol and Bath, 1775-1815 by Mike Bone
  • Managing a West Indian Sugar Estate by Owen Ward
  • James Nasmyth: Engineering Astronomer by Angus Buchanan
  • Engineering Education in the Age of Microelectronics by Robin Morris
  • Testing Times: Aerospace and Historic Engines by Peter Stokes
  • The New Great Space Race by David Ashford
  • Working Historic Machinery Ė can it be safe? by Geoff Wallis

How to buy

To purchase this book, price £10.00, cheques can be sent to:
Millstream Books
18 The Tyning
Bath BA1 1LP
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Landscape with Technology - book cover
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