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Richard Trevithick : giant of steam

Author: Anthony Burton
Publisher: London : Aurum Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Trevithick's 'Cornish engine' was the world's first self-propelled steam vehicle. His 'Penydarren engine' was the world's first railway engine.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Trevithick; Richard Trevithick; Richard Trevithick
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Burton
ISBN: 1854107283 9781854107282 1854108786 9781854108784
OCLC Number: 45608260
Description: x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Anthony Burton.
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'Trevithick was a giant of a man, an engineer with the temper of a buccaneer, who was furiously inventive and steadfastly independent... In a book richly flavoured with forceful characters and strong Read more...

 
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