Brunel The Man Who Built the World

ISBN-10: 0753821257

ISBN-13: 9780753821251

Edition: 2006

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Description: One of the great minds of the 19th century, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was responsible for some of the most impressive engineering feats of his day. By the age of 26, he had been appointed chief engineer of the Great Western Railway, linking Bristol to London. His love of steamships led him to build a series of revolutionary vessels, including the Great Britain—the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. Illustrated with a wealth of blueprints, drawings, and rare photographs, celebrated British television personality Jeremy Clarkson’s new biography tracks the life and achievements of this Victorian-era genius. A fascinating portrait of ambition and innovation, Clarkson’s book provides ample evidence to support the claim that Brunel was indeed “the man who built the world.” nbsp;

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Dan Cruickshank is an architectural historian and television presenter. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, has served on the Executive Committee of the Georgian Group and on the Architectural Panel of the National Trust. He has also been a visiting professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Sheffield and was editor for the RIBA and the University of London of the 20th edition of Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture. His recent work includes The Secret History of Georgian London and for BBC television the series and accompanying books Around the World in 80 Treasures and Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture.

Introduction Father & Son
From London to Bristol Family Life Railways Brunel's Bridges
The Three Great Ships
The Office, the Team and Professional Life
The Legacy
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