Brunel, Isambard Kingdom

Brunel, Isambard Kingdom

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel achieved what lesser men failed even to contemplate. The famous sone of a famous father, he was acknowledged in his own lifetime as the greatest engineer in an era of engineering titans. Brunel helped drive the first tunnel under a navigable river, built the first all-iron ship, bridged the Tamar and the Avon, constructed the first railway to run express services and launched the world's first true luxury liner - a vessel five times bigger than any previously attempted.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 147.6 x 209.6 x 4.8mm | 117.94g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0747804591
  • 9780747804598
  • 1,827,562

Table of contents

Like father; A mediocre success; God's Wonderful Railway; Ruling the waves; Back on the rails; Public and private; The final trial; Envoi; Principal events; Further reading; Seeing Brunel's work
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About Richard Tames

Richard Tames is the originator of the 'Lifelines' series. After reading history at Pembroke College, Cambridge, he took his Master's degree at Birkbeck College, London. He teaches for Syracuse University's London programme and is a qualified 'Blue Badge' tourist guide and the author over of a hundred books.
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