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Brunel : the life and times of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: R A Buchanan
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel's (1806-1859) leading role in the transport revolution of the nineteenth century, and especially in the building of the Great Western Railway, left an indelible mark on the British landscape. This book explores his successes and failures, at home and abroad, including both the broad gauge GWR and the SS Great Eastern.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Isambard Kingdom Brunel; Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R A Buchanan
ISBN: 1852855258 9781852855253
OCLC Number: 68263437
Notes: Originally published: London: Hambledon and London, 2002.
Description: xxiv, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An age of revolutions --
Apprenticeship --
Castles in the sky --
Bristol --
The great western railway --
Overseas projects --
Disasters --
The great ship --
Other significant works --
The professional man --
Politics and society --
Victorian family man --
The heroic age of British engineering.
Responsibility: R. Angus Buchanan.

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"'Gives a vivid sense of the mixture of ebullience, foresight, hard work and ambition that propelled Brunel to the forefront of British engineering.' Aileen Reed."

 
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