Industrial archaeology is a flourishing discipline which seeks to document America's rich industrial heritage through measured drawings, archival photographs, and contextual site histories. With increasing interest in historic industrial sites, a shortage exists of those capable of
undertaking site documentation. Thus, the purpose of this book is to provide information for historians, archaeologists, architects, engineers, and other professionals. It is also intended for graduate courses and for professionals in public and private service wishing to gain a basic understanding of the discipline.
"This technical guide will specifically interest libraries connected with college-level archaeology programs: it provides the specific details lacking in many guides and packs in plenty of examples and tested, technical advice." -- The Bookwatch, March 1996.
"… this book is well written, and the editor should be commended for producing such a cohesive work. For anyone who has an interest in industrial archaeology
and site documentation and research, this publication is a must have." -- The Midden, Spring 1996.
"… 12 well-documented, clearly organized, carefully worded, and fully illustrated essays written by architects, engineers, historians, and graphic artists...All textbooks should be so carefully written and so easily understood." -- Patricia Weisenburger, Journal of the West, Summer 2002, Vol. 41, No. 3