Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam
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Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam by Fred Dibnah
Book DescriptionBritains favourite steeplejack and industrial enthusiastic, the late Fred Dibnah, takes us back to the 18th century when the invention of the steam engine gave an enormous impetus to the development of machinery of all types. He reveals how the steam engine provided the first practical means of generating power from heat to augment the old sources of power (from muscle, wind and water) and provided the main source of power for the Industrial Revolution. In Fred Dibnahs Age of Steam Fred shares his passion for steam and meets some of the characters who devote their lives to finding, preserving and restoring steam locomotives, traction engines and stationary engines, mill workings and pumps. Combined with this will be the stories of central figures of the time, including James Watts - inventor of the steam engine - and Richard Trevithick who played a key role in the expansion of industrial Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780563493952
(234mm x 153mm x 16mm)
Imprint: BBC Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Takes you on a personal tour through industrial Britain. This book introduces the great inventors from the age of steam, describes the day-to-day operation of railways, mills, forges and factories, and paints a picture of what life was like for the mill-hands, colliers and engineers who laboured in industrial Britain - the workshop of the world.
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Author Biography - Fred Dibnah
Fred Dibnah and David Hall also collaborated in producing the popular television series and best-selling book 'Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age' as well as 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments'. Fred is Britain's favourite steeplejack and his skill, his love of industrial and urban architecture and his down-to-earth style has captivated viewers and readers everywhere. David has been a television producer for over twenty years and his credits include 'Maggie's Children', 'Vikings' and 'A Practical Guide to Europe'.
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