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The Tower And The Bridge

Author : David P. Billington
ISBN : 069102393X
Genre : Architecture
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What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to this book, now in its first paperback edition, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting form distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by a number of stunning illustrations, David Billington discusses leading structural engineer-artists, such as John A. Roebling, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, and Robert Maillart. -- "New York Times Book Review"
Category: Architecture

Brunel S Britain

Author : Adam Powley
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Genre : History
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Few people can have had such a dramatic impact on Britain than Isambard Kingdom Brunel. More than many kings, warriors and politicians, this icon of the Victorian age transformed not just the landscape of a nation but left a lasting legacy of physical monuments and dynamic innovation that together played a major part in turning Britain into a superpower. Rather than a conventional biography of Brunel’s life, this unique book shows how this most famous of engineers revolutionised transport, industry and much more through the story of his achievements – his grand designs, innovations and technological breakthroughs. It explores in fascinating detail Brunel’s great bridges, tunnels, railways and stations; it charts how he came to revolutionise shipping with evermore ambitious projects; it examines the remarkable contribution Brunel made in other fields including construction, town planning and military applications; and it looks at the brave but flawed schemes that didn’t quite succeed but which were still testimony to his genius, as well as considering his lasting legacy. Superbly illustrated and packed with facts, detail and key information, this is a fresh and fascinating look at the extraordinary achievements of a truly great man.
Category: History

Brunel

Author : R. Angus Buchanan
ISBN : 1852855258
Genre : History
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Brunel S Three Ships

Author : Bernard Dumpleton
ISBN : 9781841508580
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Few men have rightly earned the title of genius, but one must surely be Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In his short lifetime he pioneered the railways, built bridges, tunnels and termini. He also built three ships - theGreat Western, Great Britain and Great Eastern. Each one contributed more to the development of maritime engineering than any other vessel built before or since. This book tells the story of Brunel and his three ships, from the time that the Great Western developed from a dream to a reality, until the recent years. In 1970 the Great Britain, the only one of the three surviving, was rescued from a windswept cove in the Falkland Islands and brought home to Britain. She was restored in Bristol, in the same dock in which she was built, and she now looks exactly as she did in 1843. There she will stay, a proud example of British engineering in the nineteenth century and a fitting memorial to her brilliant designer.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Lost Works Of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author : John Christopher
ISBN : 9781445624242
Genre : Transportation
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The first history of Brunel’s lost works, by acknowledged Brunel expert.
Category: Transportation

Brunel

Author : Steven Brindle
ISBN : 9781780226484
Genre : Architecture
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A celebration of the life and engineering achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel by two of the world's foremost authorities. In his lifetime, Isambard Kingdom Brunel towered over his profession. Today, he remains the most famous engineer in history, the epitome of the volcanic creative forces which brought about the Industrial Revolution - and brought modern society into being. Brunel's extraordinary talents were drawn out by some remarkable opportunities - above all his appointment as engineer to the new Great Western Railway at the age of 26 - but it was his nature to take nothing for granted, and to look at every project, whether it was the longest railway yet planned, or the largest ship ever imagined, from first principles. A hard taskmaster to those who served him, he ultimately sacrificed his own life to his work in his tragically early death at the age of 53. His legacy, though, is all around us, in the railways and bridges that he personally designed, and in his wider influence. This fascinating new book draws on Brunel's own diaries, letters and sketchbooks to understand his life, times, and work.
Category: Architecture

The Works Of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author : Alfred Pugsley
ISBN : 9780521232395
Genre : Science
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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.
Category: Science

Brunel S Royal Albert Bridge

Author : John Binding
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023411957
Genre : Railroad bridges
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Using details from Brunel's own drawings and notebooks, and archival sources, this text examines the building of the Royal Albert Bridge stretching across the River Tamar between Devon and Cornwall. It follows every part of the 13-year construction process and the difficulties faced by engineers at the time, as well as the the pomp and ceremony of the opening of the bridge by Prince Albert.
Category: Railroad bridges

A Memoir On Suspension Bridges

Author : Charles Stewart Drewry
ISBN : 9781108070539
Genre : History
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The first English textbook dedicated to the topic, this 1832 publication describes the history, purpose and construction of suspension bridges.
Category: History

Engineering

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ISBN : IOWA:31858019779358
Genre : Engineering
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author : John Malam
ISBN : 0237530775
Genre : Civil engineers
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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.
Category: Civil engineers

Dynamic Planet

Author : Paul Tregoning
ISBN : 3540493506
Genre : Science
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IAG Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 22-26 August, 2005
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Brunel S Timber Bridges And Viaducts

Author : Brian Lewis
ISBN : 0711032181
Genre : Bridges, Wooden
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Drawing upon the records of the GWR held by such bodies as the National Archives and the National Railway Museum and in various county record offices, the illustrated book shows how prevalent the use of wooden bridges and viaducts was across the entire Great Western Railway and its satellite companies.
Category: Bridges, Wooden

Remaking The World

Author : Henry Petroski
ISBN : 9780307773203
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This collection of informative and pleasurable essays by Henry Petroski elucidates the role of engineers in shaping our environment in countless ways, big and small. In Remaking the World Petroski gravitates this time, perhaps, toward the big: the English Channel tunnel, the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, the QE2, and the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, now the tallest buildings in the world. He profiles Charles Steinmetz, the genius of the General Electric Company; Henry Martyn Robert, a military engineer who created Robert's Rules of Order; and James Nasmyth, the Scotsman whose machine tools helped shape nineteenth-century ocean and rail transportation. Petroski sifts through the fossils of technology for cautionary tales and remarkable twists of fortune, and reminds us that failure is often a necessary step on the path to new discoveries. He explains soil mechanics by way of a game of "rock, scissors, paper," and clarifies fundamental principles of engineering through the spokes of a Ferris wheel. Most of all, Henry Petroski continues to celebrate the men and women whose scrawls on the backs of envelopes have immeasurably improved our world.
Category: Technology & Engineering