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    Steam Engines Explained (England's Living History) (Paperback) By (author) Stan Yorke

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    DescriptionSteam engines, with their hissing pistons, revolving wheels, and smell of oil and coal smoke, have an irresistible attraction for many of us.The realisation that steam could be used to power machinery became one of the great Eureka moments of history - comparable to the discovery of iron and the invention of the printing press. It was steam powered engines of all kinds that drove the vast industrial expansion during the nineteenth century. They featured in almost every aspect of life. They made possible the excavation of deep mines, the forward thrust of ships though the oceans, and the propulsion of trains along the tracks of the world's railways. In this book Stan Yorke explains the history of the steam engine and the enormous variety of uses to which it was put. There are over 100 photographs plus detailed diagrams by Trevor Yorke. There is also a list of places where steam engines, restored to working order by the hard work and enthusiasm of endless devotees, can be seen today.


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    Title
    Steam Engines Explained
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stan Yorke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846741494
    ISBN 10: 1846741491
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    LC classification: DA
    DC22: 625.261
    BISAC V2.8: TRV000000, REL102000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24350
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 385.3610942
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    Photographs and line drawings
    Publisher
    COUNTRYSIDE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    COUNTRYSIDE BOOKS
    Publication date
    31 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Berks