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L.TC. Rolt

A pocket biography. Sutton 2006. 118 sidor 12.5x19.5cm, ill., hft. Utgivarens beskrivning:

ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL was one of the greatest civil engineers of all time.

At nineteen his father put him in charge of his own great work, the Thames Tunnel, which excited the wonder of Europe as the first underwater tunnel in the world.

He later won the competition for designing the Clifton Suspension Bridge although, poignantly, it was only completed after his early death, using the chains from his Hungerford Suspension Bridge.

Brunel was also the engineer and naval architect of some of the first great transatlantic steamships, inciuding, eventually, the colossal Great Eastern. In March 1833 he was appointed chief engineer for the construction of the Great Western Railway; his impressive achievements included the viaducts at Hanwell and Chippenham, Maidenhead Bridge, Box Tunnel and Bristol Temple Meads station.

This short biography traces the creative and adventurous life of Brunel. It tells the story of the obstacles he overcame and his immense achievements, many of which can still be seen today.

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