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ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL - Shire engineering biography, history heritage, new
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Campbell Town, TASMANIA, Australia


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Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd
Subject: Science, Technology ISBN-10: 0747807582
Language: English ISBN-13: 9780747807582
Special Attributes: Illustrated Format: Paperback
Secondary Subject: Brunel Publication Year: 2004
ISBN: 9780747807582

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The famous son of a famous father, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was ackwledged in his own lifetime as the greatest engineer in an era of engineering titans. He helped drive the first tunnel under a navigable river, built the first all iron ship, bridged the Tamar and Avon, constructed the first railway to run express services and launched the world's first true luxury liner - a vessel five times bigger than any previously attempted. Success was often bought at a high price - in money and men's lives. Brunel himself was nearly drowned in his father's Thames Tunnel. Over a hundred laborers were killed excavating Box Tunnel on the Great Western Railway. The Great Eastern bankrupted its backers. Brunel's experimental 'gaz engine' and atmospheric railway both proved costly failures. He died kwing only that the maiden voyage of the Great Eastern had ended in disaster and that the Clifton suspension bridge, his first major triumph was still uncompleted. In 2002 Brunel was voted second in a BBC poll of the ten greatest Britons of all time. This is his story.

Key Features
Author(s)Richard Tames
PublisherShire Publications Ltd
Date of Publication09/06/2009
SubjectBiography: Science, Technology & Medical
Series TitleShire Library
Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 502

Publication Data
Place of PublicationBuckinghamshire
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintShire Publications Ltd
Content NoteIllustrations

Weight272 g
Width149 mm
Height210 mm
Spine18 mm

Author BiographyRichard Tames is the originator of the 'Lifelines' series. He read history at Cambridge, took a Master's degree in politics at London and teaches for Syracuse University's London Programme. He is a qualified 'Blue Badge' tourist guide.

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ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL, by Richard Tames, a Shire history book, new. Illustrated throughout with mostly colour pictures.

The greatest engineer of his age, Brunel accomplished works that others refused to contemplate: the Clifton suspension bridge, the Box tunnel, the first ship to be built entirely of iron. Engineer of the Great Western Railway. The Shire book is an introductory biography to Brunel, and includes a list of suggested further reading and details for seeing Brunel's works in situ. Illustrated throughout with colour pictures.

Small softcover published by Shire Books, UK, 2004, 48-pages, 15cm wide x 21cm high, indexed, new.

Check out the eclectic range of other books in Tasmania's Book Cellar, at & combine purchases; we focus on heritage subjects.

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