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Innovation and the rise of the tunnelling industry

Author: Graham West
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book studies the historical development of the tunnelling industry, with emphasis on the technical innovations on which advances in that industry have depended. The main part of the book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham West
ISBN: 0521335124 9780521335126
OCLC Number: 15489468
Description: xv, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Compressed air rock drilling machines --
Nitroglycerine explosive --
Tungsten carbide drill bits --
Hydraulic rock drilling machines --
Tunnelling shields --
Compressed air tunnelling --
Prefabricated tunnel linings --
Pressurised face tunnelling shields --
Immersed tube tunnels --
Hard rock tunnelling machines --
Soft ground tunnelling machines --
Other developments --
Tunnelling terms --
Geological terms.
Responsibility: Graham West.
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..".a scrupulous and well-organized examination of the development of tunneling technology between 1825 and 1985." Technology and Culture

 
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