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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

By L. T. C. Rolt, Angus Buchanan (Introduction by)

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Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 25 January 1990
Engineering genius, technical innovator and one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, Isambard Kingdom Brunel changed the face of the British landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions. This biography traces the life, times and monumental achievements of the man who helped build modern Britain.

About the Author

L. T. C. Rolt was born at Chester in 1910. After his education at Cheltenham College he embarked on am engineering career, until he decided to turn to writing. Among his many publications were biographies of Thomas Telford and George and Robert Stevenson (both published by Penguin). Mr Rolt died in 1974.

EAN: 9780140117523
ISBN: 0140117520
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.1 centimetres (0.30 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Brunel was an amazing engineer in Victorian England whose projects ranged far and wide - from the unique design and construction of the Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash in England; the advocate and builder of the 7 foot broad-gauge Great Western Railway where trains in the 1840s - 50s reached the then amazing speeds of up to 60mph; to the amazing steamship 'Great Eastern'. L.T.C.Rolt's biography of Brunel has been around for years, but is still a tremendous read. Highly recommended.

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