Steel: From Mine to Mill traces the story of iron from early times up to today. Brooke Stoddard visits open pit iron mines, travels on a Great Lakes ore boat, stands next to flaming liquid iron flowing from a blast furnace, and walks half-mile-long rolling mills where semi-solid steel is pressed into sheets and slabs. Our world is built on steel, - no other book compares in cracking the door open to steelmaking’s astonishing history and industrial wizardry. The world as we know it leapt into the modern age: Railroads, skyscrapers, ocean liners, bridges, combustion engines ushered in a new kind of civilization.
Paperback, 266 pages, includes a bibliography, glossary and notes on sources. Full of great photos and graphics.
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