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Isambard Kingdom Brunel Through Time

John Christopher

Published March 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781848689633
Paperback
96 pages
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Brunel, Britains most famous engineer and one of the true Great Britons.Full color with many new and unpublished illustrations.A story of superlatives, from the worlds biggest ship to the worlds flattest arch, from the first underwater tunnel toMoreBrunel, Britains most famous engineer and one of the true Great Britons.Full color with many new and unpublished illustrations.A story of superlatives, from the worlds biggest ship to the worlds flattest arch, from the first underwater tunnel to the widest railway lines.Brunel, Britains most famous engineer, left a truly magnificent legacy of industrial architecture and design throughout London, the South West and South Wales, as well as the magnificent SS Great Britain, in Bristol. Using many new images, as well as archive photos, John Christopher tells the story of Brunel and his fabulous railways, stations, bridges and ships. Contrasting old and new, he shows just how Brunels designs have stood the test of time and just how many are still in use today, a good 160-180 years after they were designed and built by Brunel.From Paddington, the Great Western Railways London terminus, to Temple Meads, from the SS Great Britain to the extensions of Bristols City Docks, from the Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash, near Plymouth, to the GWRs flat-arched bridge over the Thames at Maidenhead, the complete spectrum of Brunels finest work is shown here.