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Robert Stephenson-the eminent engineer

Author: Michael R Bailey
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Stephenson, the leading engineer of the mid-19th century whose substantial public works brought about considerable social change, is the subject of this biography.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robert Stephenson-the eminent engineer.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2003
(OCoLC)607061461
Named Person: Robert Stephenson; Robert Stephenson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael R Bailey
ISBN: 0754636798 9780754636793
OCLC Number: 52216262
Notes: "Published in association with the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Newcomen Society."
Description: xxvii, 401 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Influence and achievement. The early years / Michael Bailey --
London and Birmingham / Mike Chrimes --
Chamber consultations / Michael Bailey --
Strategy, tactics and mania / Michael Bailey --
Wider orizons / Michael Bailey --
The mechanical business / Michael Bailey --
Robert Stephenson in society / Julia Elton. II. Innovation and technique. Building the London & Birmingham railway / Mike Chrimes --
Railway building / Mike Chrimes and Robert Thomas --
Iron railway bridges / James Sutherland --
Masonry structures / Ted Ruddock --
Water engineering / Denis Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Michael R. Bailey.
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'The new book does much to bring the man to life and his works to light. It's an important work on an engineer who has not received the fame he perhaps deserves.' Professional Engineering 'This is a Read more...

 
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