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    DescriptionThe birth of the railways and their rapid spread across the world triggered economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. From Panama to the Punjab, Tasmania to Turin, Blood, Iron and Gold describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would link cities that had hitherto been isolated, and would one day span continents. Christian Wolmar reveals how the rise of the train stimulating daring feats of engineering, architectural innovation and the rapid movement of people and goods around the world. He shows how cultures were enriched - and destroyed - by the unrelenting construction and how the railways played a vital role in civil conflict, as well as in two world wars.


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    Title
    Blood, Iron and Gold
    Subtitle
    How the Railways Transformed the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christian Wolmar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 415 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848871717
    ISBN 10: 1848871716
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: WGF, KNGT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24350
    DC22: 385.09
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster, principally on transport matters. He writes regularly for a wide variety of publications including the Independent, Evening Standard and Rail magazine, and appears frequently on TV and radio as a commentator. His previous books include the widely-acclaimed The Subterranean Railway, a history of the London underground and Fire and Steam, a history of how the railways transformed the world.
    Review quote
    'Full of wondrous curiosities - This authoritative and highly readable book will remain the definitive history for years to come.' Michael Williams, Daily Telegraph