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Abandoned Industrial Places By David Ross

Abandoned Industrial Places by David Ross

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With 200 outstanding colour photographs and fascinating captions, Abandoned Industrial Places is a brilliant pictorial examination of derelict factories, underground and opencast mines, nuclear power stations and gasworks, atomic test sites, space research centres, Victorian English mill towns, American gold rush settlements and much more.

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Abandoned Industrial Places: Factories, laboratories, mills and mines that the world left behind by David Ross

The decaying remnants of obselete industries and defunct commerce - whether coal mines, shipyards, factories, shopping centres, power plants, warehouses or mills - lie scattered in desolate locations throughout the world. These left-over structures still hold memories of the life that was once there. Transience was built in from the start. When a mine was worked out, it was abandoned; sometimes its machinery was removed to another mine, but often it was easier to equip the new place with more up-to-date equipment. Abandoned Industrial Places explores the discarded detritus of our modern mechanized age. Discover the grand Ore Dock in Marquette, USA, squatting isolated in the waters of Lake Superior; or the abandoned Caspian Sea oil rigs and drilling gear in Azerbaijan; or the enormous, gaping pit of the 1200m (3900ft) wide Mirny diamond mine in Sakha Republic, Russia; or the 700m (765yd) high wall of latticed steel towers of the Duga radar in Chernobyl, Ukraine; or the Domino Sugar Refinery, Brooklyn, New York - formerly the world's largest sugar refinery when built in 1882; or the still contaminated Fisher Body Plant 21 in Detroit, USA, a place where General Motors created some of their great marques for almost a hundred years. Filled with more than 200 memorable photographs from every part of the planet, Abandoned Industrial Places provides a strange and often spooky insight into the life and workings of industries long since ceased.

About David Ross

David Ross specialises in maritime, engineering and railway history and he has written and contributed to numerous books on these subjects. His most recent books are Abandoned Industrial Places, Rail Journeys, Bridges, Coast, Lighthouses, Ships Visual Encyclopedia, The Essential Naval Identification Guide: Submarines 1914-Present, Great Warships and The World's Greatest Battleships.

Table of Contents

Contents include: Introduction NORTH AMERICA Marquette Iron Ore Dock, Lake Superior, Michigan Canada Malting Factory, Toronto Don Valley Brickworks plant, Toronto, Ontario Gold mine, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada Old Crow Distillery, Kentucky New Cornelia open-pit copper mine, Pima County, Arizona Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California Carrie Furnace, Braddock, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Domino Sugar Refinery, Brooklyn, New York Redstone missile test site, Huntsville, Alabama Army Ammunition Plant, Indiana Mariscal Mine, River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA Santa Laura and Humberstone Saltpetre works, Atacama Desert, Chile Petermann Island, Antarctica Hacienda Yaxcopoil near Merida, Mexico, once a hemp or henequen rope factory Camilo Cienfuegos (formerly Hershey) Sugar Works, Cuba Pulacayo, Railway Depot, Potosi Province, Bolivia Leith Harbour Whaling Station, South Georgia Morgan Lewis Mill, Barbados Rincon Nuclear Dome, Puerto Rico EUROPE Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Orford Ness, Suffolk, England Beelitz, nr Berlin, Germany Excavator Factory, Voronezh, Russia Peenemu nde Army Research Centre, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Glassworks, Haidemu hl, Brandenburg, Germany Cattle stable, slaughterhouse, Rosenau, Bavaria, Germany Plumain Factory, New Aquitaine, France Coal washing plant, Carmeux, France Cooling Tower, Charleroi, Belgium Mill, Bolton, Lancashire, England Gauges, Flaxmill Maltings, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Tin mine, Towanroath, Cornwall, England Concrete Pagodas, AWRE, Orford Ness, Suffolk - atomic weapons research centre Rotunda, Wola Gasworks, Warsaw, Poland Mine near Pezinok, Slovakia Sugar Factory, Belgrade, Serbia Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, Ukraine AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST Lead mine, Morocco Kolmanskop mining town, Namibia Drilling Rig, Namibia Kleinzee mining town, South Africa Vredehoek Quarry, South Africa ASIA AND THE PACIFIC Iron and Steel Mill, Loudi, Hunan, China Hashima, mining island, Japan Mirny Diamond Mine, Eastern Siberia, Russia Buran Transport, Baikonur, Kazakhstan Baikonur Cosmodrome Area 2, Kazakhstan Tin Dredge No. 5, Tanjung Tualak, Perak, Malaysia Mine equipment, Whakaari/White Island, North Island, New Zealand Cockatoo Island Docks, Sydney, Australia

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Abandoned Industrial Places: Factories, laboratories, mills and mines that the world left behind by David Ross
Amber Books Ltd
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