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The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel : An Engineering Appreciation - Sir Alfred Pugsley

The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

An Engineering Appreciation

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Published: 13th January 2011
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Originally published in 1976, this book describes the achievements of I. K. Brunel, the giant among nineteenth-century engineers, whose works include the construction of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and three famous ships, Great Western, Great Britain and Great Eastern. He was the engineer in charge of what became the Great Western Railway. Tunnels played a vital role in his life and work, beginning at the age of eighteen with the Thames tunnel and progressing to those needed by the railway companies. At the time of publication, there was a general revival of interest of Brunel. A group of engineers, each distinguished for work in their field, joined together to pay tribute to him by describing his major works and critically examining them. For this purpose they have sought out relevant contemporary documents and drawings, and benefited from a study of the Brunel papers held by the University of Bristol.

Introduction
I. K. Brunel: engineer
Tunnels Harold Harding
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Railways
Arch bridges
Timber works
The three great ships
Royal Albert Bridge Hubert
Theoretical work
Notes
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521157780
ISBN-10: 0521157781
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 13th January 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32