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American Windmills: An Album of Historic Photographs
By T. Lindsay Baker and John Carter (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Oklahoma Pr
Publication date February 10, 2012
Pages 156
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780806142494
ISBN-10 0806142499
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
From the earliest days of European settlement, Americans have cherished the sight of a windmill—an instantly recognizable feature of the American landscape. Boasting nearly two hundred striking images, this book is the first devoted to photographs illustrating historic wind machines throughout North America.

T. Lindsay Baker, an expert historian on windmills, has written about wind-power history for twenty-five years. His album contains historic images captured by professional windmiller B. H. “Tex” Burdick and from corporate archives of windmill manufacturers. It depicts windmills in a wide range of settings and uses—not only on ranches and farms but also alongside railroads, in industry, and even in urban areas.

The photos chosen for this book illustrate windmill manufacture, distribution, and use in all regions of the United States, with an emphasis on the Great Plains. They take us into the factories to show how commercial windmills were mass-produced and marketed—and also into rural America to show how inventive individuals designed their own homemade wind machines.

An introduction by photography historian John Carter provides an overview of the importance of windmills in rural life and Americans’ compulsion for photographing them.

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from Univ of Oklahoma Pr (May 30, 2007)
9780806138022 | details & prices | 156 pages | 9.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Presents nearly 180 striking images of historic windmills across North America, capturing the wind machines in a wide range of settings and uses and documenting both the construction of commercial machines and the innovative designs of individuals who built their own.
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With John Carter (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Univ of Oklahoma Pr (February 10, 2012)
9780806142494 | details & prices | 156 pages | 8.50 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.95
About: From the earliest days of European settlement, Americans have cherished the sight of a windmill—an instantly recognizable feature of the American landscape.

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