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Brunel by John McIlwain

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This is a concise illustrated biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59), the foremost engineer in an age of great engineers, when the Industrial Revolution was at its height and Britain, its birthplace, was the vibrant hub of a world empire. Here is the story of a dynamic perfectionist, the setbacks and challenges he faced, and the results of his work many of which remain an integral part of Britain's infrastructure today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841651583
ISBN-10: 1841651583
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 172mm x mm)
Pages: 24
Imprint: Pitkin Unichrome Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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