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Sir Marc Brunel and the tunnel

Author: Michael Overman
Publisher: London : MacDonald, ©1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Story of one man's efforts to build a tunnel under the Thames, London ; with special mention of his remarkable invention - the tunnelling shield. Also described are later tunnelling techniques and the system of immersed tube tunnelling, which was being advocated for the proposed Channel Tunnel, in the 1970s.
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Named Person: Isambard Kingdom Brunel; Isambard Kingdom Brunel; Marc Isambard Brunel, Sir.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Overman
ISBN: 0356034372 9780356034379
OCLC Number: 6632908
Description: 88 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Michael Overman.

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Story of one man's efforts to build a tunnel under the Thames, London ; with special mention of his remarkable invention - the tunnelling shield. Also described are later tunnelling techniques and the system of immersed tube tunnelling, which was being advocated for the proposed Channel Tunnel, in the 1970s.

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