File Name Marshall1971
Call Number HC 257 L32 M35 1971 c.1
Title The Lake District at Work: Past and Present
Short Title Lake District at Work.
Series Title No official series, but listed as "Uniform with this book" is "Industrial History in Pictures: Scotland" and "Industrial History in Pictures: Bristol".
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Imprint Printed in Great Britain by W.J. Holman Limited Dawlish for David & Charles (Publishers) Limited, South Devon House, Newton Abbott, Devon, 1971.
Edition 1
Publication Date 1971
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Pages 112
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SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 112 p. : ill. (1 col.), facsims., map ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Title URI http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/207380
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The Lake District is more commonly associated with leisure than with industry, but Marshall and Davies-Shiel bring the latter relationship to the fore, outlining the importance of mills, mines, wool, and iron to the development of the region and its ability to sustain a population. Their text aims to show how industry has shaped the physical and human geography of the Lake District. As the authors point out, the decline of industry and subsequent exodus of labourers coincided with the rise of tourism; had the older industries survived, the region would look very different today. Supporting the text are black-and-white photographs of mills, factories, settlements, and workers. There is also a map of the region near the end of the book. A short bibliography and an index follow the main text. Although the authors do not specify their intended audience, The Lake District at Work could serve as a primer for first-time visitors. It is a thorough industrial history, offering insight into the link between human and environmental wellbeing and a compelling explanation of how the Lake District obtained its present-day form. The SFU LDC copy is in very good condition, bound in red cloth and wrapped in a laminated paper jacket. The price on the book jacket is £2.75. On the inside of both the back and front cover appears a stamp in faded red ink. The stamp reads, “Starnthwaite School, Crosthwaite, Kendal, Westmorland.”

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