Skip to content

Engineering Empires Technology, Science and Culture, 1760-1914

Best in textbook rentals since 2012!

ISBN-10: 0230507042

ISBN-13: 9780230507043

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ben Marsden, Crosbie Smith

Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


Engineers are empire-builders. James Watt, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Robert Stephenson and a host of lesser known figures worked to build and expand personal and business empires of material technology founded on and sustained by durable networks of trust and expertise. In so doing these engineers and their heirs also became active agents of political and economic empire. Indeed, steamships, railways and electric telegraph systems increasingly complemented one another to form what one early twentieth-century telegraph engineer aptly termed "our most powerful weapon in the cause of Inter-Imperial Commerce". This book provides a fascinating exploration of the cultural construction of the…    
Customers also bought

Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: Technology, Science and Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century
'Objects of National Importance': Exploration, Mapping and Measurement
Power and Wealth: Reputations and Rivalries in Steam Culture
Belief in Steamers: Making Trustworthy the Iron Steamship
Building Railway Empires: Promises in Space and Time
'The Most Gigantic Electrical Experiment': The Trials of Telegraphy
Conclusion: Cultures of Technological Expertise