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 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.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

L. T. C. Rolt's masterly biography is the definitive work on Brunel, tracing the life, times and monumental achivements of the man who helped to build modern Britain.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: L. T. C. Rolt

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

ISBN: 9780140117523

Page: 449

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Engineering genius, technical innovator and one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, Isambard Kingdom Brunel changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions. L. T. C. Rolt's masterly biography is the definitive work on Brunel, tracing the life, times and monumental achivements of the man who helped to build modern Britain.

The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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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

An introductory biography to Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The book includes suggestions for places to visit.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: Kay Barnham

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780750251952

Page: 24

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An introductory biography to Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The book includes suggestions for places to visit.

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 Engineering Knight errant

This is the first biography to show Brunel as he actually was.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel  Engineering Knight errant

Author: Adrian Vaughan

Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited

ISBN: 9780719552823

Page: 285

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This is the first biography to show Brunel as he actually was. Drawing on evidence ignored or suppressed in Rolt's classic Life, Adrian Vaughan reveals not just an engineer of genius, a born actor and a courageous leader, but also a man who was obstinate, unjust, dictatorial and in the end paranoid.

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

View: 589

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

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

This book will tell the story of the man known affectionately as "the Little Giant," through telling the story of the incredible achievements that made him a household name in his own lifetime and to the present day.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: Hourly History

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781521426371

Page: 44

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Brunel Isambard Kingdom Brunel. One of the most famous engineers the United Kingdom has ever produced. A man who put his stamp on his own country in the most visible way possible; through the construction of bridges and tunnels that stand to this day and by transforming both the landscape and the nature of society.In 2002, Brunel was voted the second Greatest Briton of all time in a BBC survey, second only to Winston Churchill and putting names such as Darwin, Shakespeare, and Newton behind him. In 2006, numerous events were held across the United Kingdom in celebration of Brunel's 200th birthday. There are few engineers with such a long-lasting and widespread legacy. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Foundations ✓ Brunel and Son ✓ The Great Western Railway ✓ Brunel the Shipbuilder ✓ Bridge over the River Tamar And much more!This book will tell the story of the man known affectionately as "the Little Giant," through telling the story of the incredible achievements that made him a household name in his own lifetime and to the present day.

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.

LIFE OF ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNE

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

LIFE OF ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNE

Author: Isambard 1837 Brunel

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363804771

Page: 616

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Brunel in Love with the Impossible

Collection of essays on the life, work, and legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel published as part of the Brunel 200 celebrations in 2006, marking the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Brunel  in Love with the Impossible

Author: Andrew Kelly

Publisher: Thomas Telford Services Limited

ISBN: 9780955074202

Page: 367

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1: BRUNEL: THE LIFE Isambard Kingdom Brunel by Angus Buchanan An outline of Brunel's early years and his preparation as engineer, offering an intriguing insight into his vision, charismatic personality, dynamism, innovative flair, and organisational and managerial skills. Brunel was outstandingly a man of his times and the author explains why Brunel has come to represent the pinnacle of British achievement of his period. Marc Isambard Brunel by Andrew Nahum A portrait of Marc Brunel, Brunel's highly original and inventive father who played a crucial role as the educator of his son and who was equally important to the development of both civil and mechanical engineering. The author focuses upon Marc Brunel's invention of the Portsmouth block-making machinery and shows how this astonishing anticipation of the later age of mass production gained support and finance. The nineteenth-century engineer as cultural hero by Christine MacLeod An exploration of the extraordinary rise to prominence in mid-nineteenth-century Britain of the engineering professions. Engineers of the period were particularly active in securing their place in the nation's pantheon alongside the traditional heroes of the battlefield and the political arena. There was also a wide outburst of popular feeling and commemorative activity that celebrated their achievements and mourned their deaths. 2: BRUNEL: THE WORK 'Suspensa vix via fit' - the saga of the building of the Clifton Suspension Bridge by Michael Pascoe and Adrian Andrews The enthralling story of the Clifton Suspension Bridge from its origins 250 years ago in a wine merchant's will to the celebrated national icon the bridge is today. Almost uniquely for a suspension bridge of that period, it has survived virtually unaltered into the twenty-first century having been completed by Brunel's fellow engineers after his early death. Brunel in Bristol docks by Angus Buchanan An enlightening look at the advice given by Brunel to the Bristol Dock Company during his engagement as its consulting engineer, examining the elements that were implemented and the consequences of those decisions. Far less iconic or romantic than Brunel's other projects in the city, this work helped to ensure the survival of Bristol as a port in the 1840s. The Great Western Railway by Steven Brindle An examination of Brunel's design and construction of the Great Western Railway (GWR), and his subsequent work for the company. The GWR might be said to represent the central theme of Brunel's career, continuing from his first appointment in 1834 right through to his death. ss Great Britain by Andrew Lambert The fascinating story of how Brunel created the modern ship, and how that first prototype survived the vicissitudes and vagaries of oceanic life by accident and design to return to her birthplace 120 years later for the start of her long-term restoration. The ss Great Britain opened the modern world and her descendants carry 99 per cent of all international trade. The Brunel Collection, Bristol University Library by Nick Lee A history and description of the remarkable Brunel Collection, which began with the University of Bristol's acquisition of family papers and materials from Brunel's grand-daughter, Lady Celia Noble, in 1950 and has since grown considerably through gift and purchase. 3: BRUNEL IN CONTEXT Professional colleagues by Michael Bailey A portrait of the new generation of young engineers, of whom Brunel was a part, remarkable for their innovatory engineering talents, managerial and communication skills, and tenacity. This chapter explains why Brunel's contribution to the phenomenal mid-nineteenth-century railway-building programme cannot be viewed in isolation. Who built Brunel? by Adrian Vaughan An examination of the invaluable contribution made by hundreds of manual labourers, surveyors, contractors, resident engineers, assistants and invest