The History of Grinding
The History of Grinding: An in-depth examination of the oldest engineering process. The History of Grinding begins at the start of agriculture and outlines how size reduction developed over the centuries (without completely immersing the reader in technical detail).
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Size Reduction from the Stone Age to the Space Age
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