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Handcock, Peter 1868-1902

Overview
Works: 6 works in 7 publications in 2 languages and 137 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Peter Handcock
Tell me a story grandad : a tale of the good old days by Peter Handcock( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Transports of delight : how technology materializes human imagination by Peter A Hancock( )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This inspiring book shows how the spiritual side of life, with its thoughts, feelings, and aspirations, is intimately bound up with our material technologies. From the wonder of Gothic Cathedrals, to the quiet majesty of lighter than air flight, to the ultimate in luxury of the north Atlantic steamers, Peter Hancock explores how these sequential heights of technology have enabled our dreams of being transported to new and uncharted realms to become reality. Sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively, technology has always been there to make material the visions of our imagination. This book shows how this has essentially been true for all technologies from Stonehenge to space station. But technology is far from perfect. Indeed, the author argues here that some of the most public and tragic of its failures still remain instructive, emblematic, and even inspiring. He reports on examples such as a Cathedral of the Earth (Beauvais), a Cathedral of the Seas (Titanic), and a Cathedral of the Air (Hindenburg) and tells their stories from the viewpoint of material transcendence. By interweaving their stories he reveals how technologies can succeed in elevating human beings and, in taking them to whole new realms of being, he explores and explains why these experiences are 'Transports of Delight.'
Tribunals Service annual report and accounts 2007-08 by Tribunals Service( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tribunals Service annual report and accounts 2006-07 by Tribunals Service( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.70 (from 0.57 for Transports ... to 0.82 for The five m ...)

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Hancock, Peter, 1868-1902

Peter Hancock

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