American Industrial Archaeology : A Field Guide

La description

This comprehensive guide provides the reader with basic information of the most common types of structures, sites, and objects encountered in industrial archaeology. These include bridges, railroads, roads, waterways, several types of production and extraction factories, water and power generating facilities, and others. Each chapters contains a brief introduction to the technology or features of each class of installation, illustrations with characteristics that help identifying important elements of the type, and a glossary of common terms. Two chapters offer valuable guidance on researching industrial properties and landscapes. For students, avocational archaeologists, and cultural resource management surveys, this volume will be an essential reference.

Details

Author(s)
Douglas C. McVarish
Format
Paperback | 391 pages
Dimensions
216 x 279 x 22.86mm | 1,043g
Publication date
31 Jul 2008
Publisher
Left Coast Press Inc
Publication City/Country
Walnut Creek, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
over 200 illustrations
ISBN10
1598740997
ISBN13
9781598740998
Bestsellers rank
1,168,852