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Forging ahead : South Africa's pioneering engineers

Author: G R Bozzoli
Publisher: Johannesburg, South Africa : Witwatersrand University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A look at the lives and work of a selection of South Africa's engineering greats in the areas of railways, harbours, surveying, mining, civil engineering, steel, telecommunications, power, and aeronautics. Famous names include: Bain, Fourcade, Shand, Roberts, Rousseau, Stutterheim and Wadley."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G R Bozzoli
ISBN: 1868143155 9781868143153
OCLC Number: 38751727
Description: xvii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Early days in the Cape; the era of road building - Andrew Geddes Bain, Thomas Bain; railways and harbours - W.G. Brounger, John Milne, Harry Escombe; surveying a new country - Henry Fourcade; duynamite - K.B. QUinan; the mining industry - Gardiner Williams, J.S. Curtis, J. Hennen Jennings; John Hayes Hammond; P.M. Anderson, Sir Robert Kotze, Francis George Hill; civil engineering - F.E. Kanthack, A.D. Lewis, Ninham Shand; Henry Oliver, Desmond Midgley; engineering with steel, A. de Wit, Samuel Marks, John Eaton, C.F. Delfos; contractors - Andrew Roberts, Douglas Roberts, G. Pauling, James Butler, G.R. Monzali, C.E. Scott; pioneers in special fields - telecommunications, Charles Boyce, Municipal power, G.H. Swingler, Aeronautics, A.O.M. Vialls; power and fuel, H.J. Van der Bijl, Bernard Price, H.J. Van Eck, P.E. Rousseau, W.M. Neale May; innovators - Louis Jacobson, Nico Stutterheim, G.B. Lauf, T.L. Wadley.
Responsibility: G.R. Bozzoli.

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This collection looks at the lives and work of a selection of South Africa's engineering greats - from road builders Andrew Geddes Bain and son, Thomas in the early 19th century, to 20th century  Read more...

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