Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Born in Portsmouth on 9 April 1806, there was Brunel the great engineer, who would habitually throw out the rule book of tradition and established practice, and start again with a blank sheet of paper, taking the technology of the day to ...

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: Robin Jones

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1783461039

Page: 224

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Three names. Three people in one. Born in Portsmouth on 9 April 1806, there was Brunel the great engineer, who would habitually throw out the rule book of tradition and established practice, and start again with a blank sheet of paper, taking the technology of the day to its limits and then going another mile.Then there was Brunel the visionary, who knew that transport technology had the power to change the world, and that he had the ability to deliver those changes. Finally, there was Brunel the artist who rarely saw technology as just functional, and strove to entwine the fruits of the Industrial Revolution with the elegance and grace of the neo-classical painter. His bridges, tunnels and railway infrastructure have entered a third century of regular use, and the beauty of their design and structure has rarely been equalled. The three decades, from the 1830s to the 1850s, saw an explosion of technical excellence, and it was Brunel who in so many cases lit the blue touch paper. He did not always get it right first time, and it was left to others to reap the fruits of his many labours. Nevertheless, his actions fast-forwarded the march of progress by several decades.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

A major new biography of Britain's greatest engineer, the visionary Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: Colin Maggs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144564097X

Page: 336

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A major new biography of Britain's greatest engineer, the visionary Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Through Time

Responsible for some of the most magnificent industrial architecture in the UK, this is the story of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Through Time

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Through Time

Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445607948

Page: 96

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Responsible for some of the most magnificent industrial architecture in the UK, this is the story of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Through Time

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

This series has been hugely successful and the new paperback of Isambard Kingdom Brunel is bound to invite even further triumphs Each title tells the life story of an eminent individual in simple language, with a superb array of photographs ...

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: John Malam

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237530778

Page: 22

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This series has been hugely successful and the new paperback of Isambard Kingdom Brunel is bound to invite even further triumphs Each title tells the life story of an eminent individual in simple language, with a superb array of photographs. Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the greatest engineers of the nineteenth century and much of his work, from bridges and tunnels to shops and railways, is still standing today. This book describes how he came to be an engineer and some of the famous projects he worked on until his death in 1859. The photographs also provide an interesting insight into life in Victorian England.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

In 2002 Brunel was voted second in a BBC poll of the ten greatest Britons of all time. This is his story.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: Richard Tames

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780747807582

Page: 48

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The famous son of a famous father, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was acknowledged in his own lifetime as the greatest engineer in an era of engineering titans. He helped drive the first tunnel under a navigable river, built the first all iron ship, bridged the Tamar and 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. Success was often bought at a high price - in money and men's lives. Brunel himself was nearly drowned in his father's Thames Tunnel. Over a hundred laborers were killed excavating Box Tunnel on the Great Western Railway. The Great Eastern bankrupted its backers. Brunel's experimental 'gaz engine' and atmospheric railway both proved costly failures. He died knowing only that the maiden voyage of the Great Eastern had ended in disaster and that the Clifton suspension bridge, his first major triumph was still uncompleted. In 2002 Brunel was voted second in a BBC poll of the ten greatest Britons of all time. This is his story.

The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Civil Engineer

This biography of Brunel by his son covers: his early life; the Clifton suspension bridge; his work on the Great Western Railway and the South Devon Railway; railway bridges and viaducts; his work on steam navigation and steam-ships; docks ...

The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel  Civil Engineer

Author: Isambard Brunel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 568

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This biography of Brunel by his son covers: his early life; the Clifton suspension bridge; his work on the Great Western Railway and the South Devon Railway; railway bridges and viaducts; his work on steam navigation and steam-ships; docks and pier works; miscellaneous works; his professional opinions and practice, and his private life.

The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Civil Engineer

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The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel  Civil Engineer

Author: Isambard Brunel

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781297499241

Page: 620

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

It presents the story of this perfectionist, the setbacks and challenges he faced, and the results of his work. A vivacious, dynamic perfectionist, Isambard kingdom Brunel drove others hard and himself first of all.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: John McIlwain

Publisher: Pitkin

ISBN: 9781841658780

Page: 32

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An 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. It presents the story of this perfectionist, the setbacks and challenges he faced, and the results of his work. A vivacious, dynamic perfectionist, Isambard kingdom Brunel drove others hard and himself first of all. Learn how he constructed the world's first underwater tunnel, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Great Western Railways and even steamships the size of which the world had never seen before. Much of his work is still part of British infrastructure today.His splendid legacy makes it easy to think that Brunel's life was throughout one of golden achievement. However, disaster, failure, ridicule and death were never far away – which makes the story of this clever, charismatic, driven man all the more fascinating.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel 1806 1859

Brunel was the greatest engineer in an era of engineering titans.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel  1806 1859

Author: Richard Tames

Publisher: Bloomsbury Shire Publications

ISBN:

Page: 48

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Brunel was the greatest engineer in an era of engineering titans. First tunnel under a navigable river; first all-iron ship; bridged the Tamar and the Avon; first railway to run express; first true luxury liner five times bigger than any previous. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Originally published in 1976, this book by a group of engineers, each distinguished for work in their field, describes the achievements of I. K. Brunel, the giant among nineteenth-century engineers, whose works include the Clifton ...

The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: Alfred Pugsley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521232392

Page: 222

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Originally published in 1976, this book by a group of engineers, each distinguished for work in their field, describes the achievements of I. K. Brunel, the giant among nineteenth-century engineers, whose works include the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and three famous ships, Great Western, Great Britain and Great Eastern.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

By use of private papers hitherto unavailable to biographers, the author reveals the 19th-century England engineer who imparted more momentum to the greatest social revolution in all history than any other single man.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: L. T. C. Rolt

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press

ISBN:

Page: 345

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By use of private papers hitherto unavailable to biographers, the author reveals the 19th-century England engineer who imparted more momentum to the greatest social revolution in all history than any other single man.

Brunel s Kingdom

In this book, John Christopher takes us on a tour through England, looking at the many structures and places created or influenced by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the most famous British engineers.

Brunel s Kingdom

Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN:

Page: 191

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In this book, John Christopher takes us on a tour through England, looking at the many structures and places created or influenced by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the most famous British engineers.

The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Civil Engineer by Isambard Brunel

The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel  Civil Engineer  by Isambard Brunel

Author: Brunel Isambard 1837-

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781314678840

Page: 620

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