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Isambard Kingdom Brunel : The Life of an Engineering Genius (Hardcover) (Colin Maggs)

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In his time Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the world's greatest engineer. His list of achievements is truly breathtaking, the Thames Tunnel, the first underwater tunnel in the world, the SS Great Britain, the first propeller-driven ship, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, then the longest span of any bridge in the world and the Great Western Railway. History has been kind to his memory, many of his creations still exist and he is lauded by historians as truly a 'Great Briton'.

In this, the first full-scale biography for almost 60 years, Colin Maggs presents a portrait of a complex, ambitious and determined genius. But the Brunel that emerges is not without flaws, he made mistakes, personal and technical - he wasn't always right but never admitted he was wrong. Drawing on Brunel's diaries, letters and business papers we see the real Isambard, a more human figure, emerging from behind the towering structures and machines he created.
Number of Pages: 310
Genre: Transportation
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Colin Maggs
Language: English
Street Date: April 15, 2016
TCIN: 50812762
UPC: 9781445640655
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-9389
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