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Author: David Macaulay
Illustrations by David Macaulay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; Paperback
Ages: 9-12
Period: 19th century New England; Non-Fiction

The mills at Wicksbridge are imaginary, but their planning, construction, and operation are quite typical of mills developed in New England throughout the nineteenth century. Using his trademark pen-and-ink illustrations, Macaulay thoroughly explains the Yankee ingenuity that went into the elaborate process of running machines that were generated by the flow of water. Macaulay explains how all its new fixtures and materials reflect the political and industrial changes in the country and discusses the social and economic importance of the mill as well.

Don't miss David Macaulay's other fabulous books: Castle, Cathedral, City, Mosque, The New Way Things Work, Pyramid, Rome Antics, Ship, Unbuilding, and Underground.


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