Author(s): Rev. Dr. Richard Leslie Hills
This is the first general treatment of windpower in English, covering the unpredictable nature of wind and focusing on the technical evolution and industrial application of windpower.
'Hills' Power from Wind, there is no doubt, is the definitive history of the technology developed over the ages to harness the power of the wind ... This scholarly history will be useful to anyone professionally interested in the history of technology.' Benito Muller, Journal of Energy Literature ' ... well written, contains a lot of valuable information with many good pictures, and moreover includes interesting contextual aspects. Thus, it serves as a most welcome addition to the history of wind power technology.' Kristian Hwidfelt Nielsen, Centaurus
Introduction; 1. The wind; 2. The horizontal windmill; 3. The post mill; 4. Tower and smock mills; 5. Windmill sails; 6. Windmills for land drainage; 7. Windpower in industry; 8. The demise of the traditional windmill; 9. The windmill for pumping water and water supply; 10. Electric power from the wind; Glossary and bibliography.