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Brunel By Angus Buchanan

Brunel by Angus Buchanan

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Summary

"Brunel" tells the story both of the engineer and of the man in the context of his times. It explores his successes and failures, at home and abroad, including both the broad gauge Great Western Railway and the SS Great Eastern, bringing out Brunel's imagination, drive and inventiveness.

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Brunel: The Life and Times of Isambard Kingdom Brunel by Angus Buchanan

Isambard Kingdom Brunel is admired as one of the greatest of all engineers. His leading role in the transport revolution of the 19th century, and especially in the building of the Great Western Railway, left an indelible mark on the British landscape. His achievements captured the imagination of his contemporaries and subsequent generations. His colossal energy and determination to carry out projects on the largest scale to an extremely high standard set him apart from his rivals. "Brunel" tells the story both of the engineer, who followed his father Marc into what was then a new profession, and of the man. It explores his successes and failures, at home and abroad, including both the broad gauge GWR and the SS Great Eastern, bringing out Brunel's imagination, drive and inventiveness. Above all, it sets him in the context of his times, showing both what made him who he was and how he made the most of the great opportunities offered to him.

Brunel Reviews

'The ultimate icon of Victorian Britain turned out to be not a portrait of the great white queen but a grainy photograph of Isambard Kingdom Brunel' J MORDAUNT CROOK

About Angus Buchanan

ANGUS BUCHANAN is the author of Industrial Archaeology in Britain. He is Emeritus Professor of the History of Technology in the University of Bath.

Table of Contents

1. An Age of Revolutions 2. Apprenticeship 3. Castles in the Sky 4. Bristol 5. The Great Western Railways 6. Overseas Projects 7. Disasters 8. The Great Ship 9. The Significant Works 10. The Professional Man 11. Politics and Society 12. Victorian Family Man 13 The Herioc Age of British Engineering

Additional information

GOR010665049
Brunel: The Life and Times of Isambard Kingdom Brunel by Angus Buchanan
Used - Like New
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2002-01-01
274
185285331X
9781852853310
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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