Lead mining landscapes of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty [Book]
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A superb book on the history, geology and landscape impacts of lead mining in the North Pennines.
Today’s visitor to the North Pennines (which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and as a European Geopark) may be forgiven for assuming that this is a truly natural landscape. Undeniably beautiful though it is, this is far from a wholly natural landscape and is in no sense the ‘wilderness’ it has been claimed. .
This book explores the wealth of factors, natural and human, particularly in relation to the lead mining industry, which have shaped the unique area we see today. .
The geology and scenery of the North Pennines are the fundamental background to the lead mining industry which flourished here for centuries until its progressive demise in the early 20th Century. Lead Mining Landscapes is an informative an entertaining book, fully illustrated with modern and historic colour and monochrome photographs, diagrams and maps. [Book]
Author I Forbes, B Young, C Crossley, L Hehir
Collation 98 pp
Year Published 2004