Dreams of Iron and Steel
Seven Wonders of the Nineteenth Century, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama Canal
By (author) Deborah Cadbury
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Dreams of Iron and Steel by Deborah Cadbury
Book DescriptionA world that had changed little from the Middle Ages was altered beyond recognition by the pioneering genius of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In Dreams of Iron and Steel, acclaimed historian Deborah Cadbury tells the heroic tale of the visionaries and ordinary workers who brought to life seven great wonders of the world that still have the power to awe and inspire us today. Fueled by Deborah Cadbury's characteristic scholarship and insight, this extraordinary chronicle re-creates the human odyssey of how our modern world was forged not only with rivets, grease, and steam but also with blood, sweat, and extreme imagination.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007163076
(197mm x 130mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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From the best-selling author of THE DINOSAUR HUNTERS and THE LOST KING OF FRANCE comes the story of how our modern world was forged - in rivets, grease and steam; in blood, sweat and human imagination.
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Author Biography - Deborah Cadbury
Deborah Cadbury is the award-winning TV science producer for the BBC, including Horizon for which she won an Emmy . She is also the highly-acclaimed author of 'The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World', 'The Feminisation of Nature', 'The Dinosaur Hunters', 'The Lost King of France' and 'Space Race'.
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