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Excerpt from Commercial Peat: Its Uses and PossibilitiesWhen the late Sir Clement Le Neve Foster set before me the project of preparing a book on the subject of Peat, I did not realise how quickly the industry would develop. But the peat resourcesMoreExcerpt from Commercial Peat: Its Uses and PossibilitiesWhen the late Sir Clement Le Neve Foster set before me the project of preparing a book on the subject of Peat, I did not realise how quickly the industry would develop. But the peat resources of the world are so vast, and the commercial possibilities so great, that engineers and scientists, both at home and abroad, are giving close attention to the subject, and a warm welcome was given to the publication of Peat: Its Use and Manufacture, under the joint authorship of the late Mr P. R. Bjorling and myself.This present volume is designed as a companion to that above mentioned, and presents this important industrial question from a commercial point of view.To appreciate the seriousness of the problem of utilising the bog-lands, it is only necessary to realise the great surface covered by peat bogs on the Continent of Europe alone. This amounts to 212,700 square miles. The survey of Ireland gives 2,858,150 acres of peat bogs. In Canada more than 30,000,000 acres of land are known to be peat bog, and in the United States 20,000,000 acres. In Newfoundland two-thirds of the surface of the country is said to consist of peat bogs.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.