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Waterways Catalog : Canal Engineers

BUILDING BRITAIN'S CANALS BUILDING BRITAIN'S CANALS
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Author:       David Gladwin
ISBN:         0 947731 47 4
Publisher:   Brewin Books
Pages:       130      Size: A5(L)
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BENJAMIN OUTRAM BENJAMIN OUTRAM
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Author:       R. B. Schofield
ISBN:         1 898937 42 7
Publisher:   Merton Priory Press
Pages:       340      Size: 245h x 160w
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BRINDLEY,JAMES BRINDLEY,JAMES
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Author:       Harold Bode
ISBN:         0 85263 485 4
Publisher:   Shire Publications
Pages:       48      Size: A5(P)
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BRUNEL: A POCKET BIOGRAPHY BRUNEL: A POCKET BIOGRAPHY
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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, including, 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.


Author:       LTC Rolt
ISBN:         0 7509 4294 0
Publisher:   Sutton (Pub. 2006)
Pages:       118      Size: 200h x 130w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2010



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BRUNEL,ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL,ISAMBARD KINGDOM
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Author:       Richard Thompson
ISBN:         0 85263 140 5
Publisher:   Shire Publications
Pages:       48      Size: A5(P)
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BRUNEL,ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL,ISAMBARD KINGDOM
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Author:       L.T.C.Rolt
ISBN:         0 140 11752 0
Publisher:   Penguin Books
Pages:       449      Size: B format (P)
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BRUNELS BRITAIN BRUNELS BRITAIN
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Features of this book include.

1. A chronicle of events and the lives of Marc Isambard and Isambard Kingdom Brunel

2. The era of railways and the line from Paddington to Penzance

3. Stations, bridges, tunnels and locomotives

4. The three great steamships

5. A gazetteer of 35 principal locations

6. A unique technical appendix quantifying Brunel's works


Author:       Derrick Bennett
ISBN:         978 0 7153 2360 1
Publisher:   David and Charles (Pub.2006)
Pages:       222      Size: 235h x 156w
Entry Added/Amended:      June 2008



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CANAL BUILDERS,THE CANAL BUILDERS,THE
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Anthony Burton's long-established book, 'The Canal Builders', tells the history of the men who were involved in the creation of the canal network across Britain that we are so familiar with today. The revolutionary period of intensive design and manufacture began in the 1760s and continued into the early 1800s, a brief burst of activity and prosperity before the industrial age changed the nation's landscape once again.

Those involved in the concept, design, engineering and construction process of the canals were mixed bunch of classes and personalities, from the initial promoters and opposers to the talented engineers, men like James Brindley and Thomas Telford. This illustrated and richly researched volume draws on a wealth of archive material to present a story with as many twists and turns as any canal.

Anthony Burton is a prolific author and one of the most well known of the canal authors. He has written over thirty books. 'The Canal Builders' is the classic text on the construction and maintenance of the British canal network. This is its fourth edition.


Author:       Anthony Burton
ISBN:         0 7524 3545 0
Publisher:   Tempus
Pages:       192      Size: 173h x 249w
Entry Added/Amended:      June 2006



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GEORGE AND ROBERT STEPHENSON: A RAILWAY REVOLUTION GEORGE AND ROBERT STEPHENSON: A RAILWAY REVOLUTION
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The railways were the most revolutionary innovation of Victorian times.

They carried Britain into the modern age with dramatic speed, transforming the pace and style of everyday life. We owe them to two men who, father and son, can lay claim to be the most important engineers of their time, George and Robert Stephenson. In this excellent biography L.T.C. Rolt, author of 'Brunel' and 'Thomas Telford', assesses their life and their work.


Author:       LTC Rolt
ISBN:         978 1 84868 164 4
Publisher:   Amberley (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       330      Size: 235h x 157w
Entry Added/Amended:      July 2009



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GEORGE STEPHENSON GEORGE STEPHENSON
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George Stephenson is among the most famous engineers of all time. His rise from 'rags to riches' is a stirring story of its kind, but many of the works attributed to him should in fact be credited to young subordinates, not least his son, Robert. But much of the work of innovative engineers for his period lay not in the work itself but in persuading people that such work was desirable and necessary. It was in this field that George Stephenson excelled, providing openings in which his young protege's could change the world. They did not let him down and, while we may now deride some of his previously concealed engineering mistakes, we should give him full credit for being the 'Father of the Railways'.


Author:       Adrian Jarvis
ISBN:         978 0 7478 0605 9
Publisher:   Shire (Pub.2006)
Pages:       48      Size: A5 (P)
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2009



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GREAT BRUNEL, THE GREAT BRUNEL, THE
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel is a name that has become synonymous with the heroic and inventive engineering of the Victorian age. His personal bravery, persuasive character and refusal to accept the conventional boundaries of his profession led him to a wide range of exceptional achievements.

Chris Morris and his camera tracked down this legacy, much of which remains, to provide an unrivalled visual celebration of the great man and his work. Alongside the graphic photography is a commentary which reveals Brunel to be as much a visionary as an engineer.


Author:       Chris Morris
ISBN:         0 9542096 4 8
Publisher:   Tanner's Yard Press (Pub. 2005)
Pages:       112      Size: 175h x 250w
Entry Added/Amended:      November 2009



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JAMES BRINDLEY: CANAL PIONEER JAMES BRINDLEY: CANAL PIONEER
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In the pioneering age of canals, the new waterways removed transport constraints from the infant industrial revolution and brought national fame and glory to their engineer James Brindley.


Author:       Christine Richardson
ISBN:         1 870002 95 4
Publisher:   Waterways World Ltd
Pages:       128      Size: 280h x 215w
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JAMES BRINDLEY:THE FIRST CANAL BUILDER JAMES BRINDLEY:THE FIRST CANAL BUILDER
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It can be said of few men that without them the course of their nation's history would have been very different, yet through the force of his ideas and sheer bloody mindedness, James Brindley, the first great canal builder, provided the spark that ignited the Industrial Revolution, united the nation and set Britain on course to become the world's first superpower.

Born into poverty and barely literate, Brindley had a vision for the country that defied both established society and the natural order, dividing mid-18th century scientific and political opinion. Crowds flocked to marvel at his new canals and the engineering feats that accompanied them, with Brindley's inventiveness earning him the nickname 'The Schemer'.

Nick Corble both writes for and edits the 'Tempus Towpath Guides' and contributes regularly to the press on canal and local issues. His fourth book, James Brindley:The First Canal builder, retells Brindley's story, the legacy left behind and why it is still relevant today


Author:       Nick Corble
ISBN:         0 7524 3259 1
Publisher:   Tempus (Pub. 2005)
Pages:       160      Size: 250h x 175w
Entry Added/Amended:      June 2005



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JAMES GREEN, CANAL BUILDER AND COUNTY SURVEYOR JAMES GREEN, CANAL BUILDER AND COUNTY SURVEYOR
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James Green worked in Devon as an assistant to the great John Rennie. In 1808 he became county surveyor in Devon and during the next thirty-three he designed and built over a hundred bridges. Throughout his time in the West Country he also practised as a civil engineer and was involved in major projects of land reclamation in Plymouth, Budleigh Salterton, Braunton and at Westmoor in Somerset.

Green was to design and construct canal systems at Bude in Cornwall, at Torrington and the Grand Western Canal in Somerset, and at Kidwelly and Llanelly in Wales. He was also engineer at the commencement of the Chard Canal in Somerset and constructed the extension to the Exeter Canal. As a highway engineer he undertook major road building projects which today remain part of Devon's highway network. On leaving Devon in 1841 he completed the new dock for Newport in Wales. His architectural works include St David's Church and Elmfield House in Exeter, and Buckland House, near Buckland Filleigh in Devon.

Brian George is a former chief bridge engineer for Devon, responsible for the overall supervision of the design and construction of over 100 bridges for trunk and county roads during his twenty-eight years with the authority. For ten years he was a member of the Lord Chancellor's Independent Panel of Inspectors for public inquiries into highway proposals in England and Wales. Since 1979 he has been a member for Devon and Cornwall of the Panel for Historical Engineering Works of the Institution of Civil Engineers.


Author:       Brian George
ISBN:         0 86114 914 9
Publisher:   Devon Books (Pub. 1997)
Pages:       189      Size: 206h x 206w
Entry Added/Amended:      October 2006



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JAMES WATT: VOL 2: THE YEARS OF TOIL, 1775 - 1785 JAMES WATT: VOL 2: THE YEARS OF TOIL, 1775 - 1785
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Author:       Rev. Dr. Richard L Hills
ISBN:         1 84306 046 9
Publisher:   Landmark (Pub. 2005)
Pages:       256      Size: 250h x 184w
Entry Added/Amended:      April 2010


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MARC ISAMBARD BRUNEL MARC ISAMBARD BRUNEL
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Marc Isambard Brunel nourished an extraordinary intellect, in spite of a tyrannical father. After serving in Louis XVI's navy as an officer cadet, he left France and, at the age of 30, came to Britain via America; 50 years later he died here.

Napoleon Bonaparte nourished an equally extraordinary intellect. On leaving his native island of Corsica he went to France, where he became the First Consul aged 30 and waged war against Britain. He died in St Helena 22 years later.

This revised biography of Marc Brunel reveals, for the first time, how both of these temperamentally opposed men laboured, unceasingly and with great courage, on behalf of their adopted countries, and how much Marc Brunel contributed to Napoleon's ultimate defeat.

Marc Brunel was a man without malice. In addition to being an inventor, artist and musician, he was the 19th century's most innovative engineer. Until recently, however, he has been acknowledged less for his achievements than for fathering his brilliant and indefatigable son Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Until the age of 56, Marc Brunel was primarily an inventor, but Isambard took his father's and others inventions when they were barely visible seeds and turned them into a highly visible fruits in the shape of steamships and railways.

This authoritative work must represent the definitive exploration of this remarkable man's life and brings his considerable achievements into focus for the modern historian. Entertaining yet highly informative, and enhanced by a selection of beautifully produced illustrations, it will be widely welcomed.


Author:       Paul Clements
ISBN:         1 86077 400 8
Publisher:   Phillimore (Pub. 1970)
Pages:       268      Size: 253h x 179w
Entry Added/Amended:      March 2009



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ON TOUR WITH THOMAS TELFORD ON TOUR WITH THOMAS TELFORD
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The son of a shepherd, Thomas Telford was born into poverty in the Scottish Borders and rose to become an engineering legend of the early nineteenth century. His innovative structures helped shape the Industrial Revolution and his working methods still influence modern practice.

Documentary Photographer Chris Morris celebrates Telford's architecture and engineering - much of which remains - with a series of tours reflecting the great mans itinerant lifestyle. The resulting images are emotive and yet informative, frequently including details of twenty-first-century life as a counterpoint to Telford's two-hundred-year-old legacy.


Author:       Chris Morris
ISBN:         0 9542096 3 X
Publisher:   Landmark
Pages:       112      Size: 175h x 250w
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THOMAS TELFORDS TEMPTATION THOMAS TELFORDS TEMPTATION
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Author:       Charles Hadfield
ISBN:         0 947712 19 4
Publisher:   M & M Baldwin
Pages:       205      Size: 240h x 155w
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TELFORD'S AQUEDUCTS,THOMAS (SUC) TELFORD'S AQUEDUCTS,THOMAS (SUC)
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Author:       R.Quenby
ISBN:         1 85310 246 6
Publisher:   Airlife
Pages:       126      Size: A5+(P)
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TELFORD,THOMAS TELFORD,THOMAS
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Author:       Rhoda M.Pearse
ISBN:         0 85263 410 2
Publisher:   Shire Publications
Pages:       48      Size: A5(P)
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TELFORD,THOMAS TELFORD,THOMAS
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Author:       Anthony Burton
ISBN:         1 85410 652 X
Publisher:   Aurum Press
Pages:       232      Size: 240h x 165w
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THOMAS TELFORD THOMAS TELFORD
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The son of a shepherd from the Scottish borders, Thomas Telford rose to be the greatest engineer in Victorian Britain, whose bridges, aqueducts, roads and canals combined aesthetic grace with brilliant engineering. His life spanned one of the most dynamic periods in British history, the decades of the industrial revolution, and no one contributed more to making Britain the 'workshop of the world'.


Author:       LTC Rolt
ISBN:         978 0 7509 4576 9
Publisher:   Sutton (Pub. 2007)
Pages:       268      Size: 235h x 158w
Entry Added/Amended:      August 2007



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THOMAS TELFORD'S SCOTLAND THOMAS TELFORD'S SCOTLAND
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Born into poverty in the Scottish Border country in 1757, Thomas Telford rose to become a towering figure of the Industrial Revolution and the pre-eminent engineer of his day.

Combining material from his previous book 'On Tour with Thomas Telford' with new photographs, Chris Morris has created a visual celebration of the great engineers legacy in his home country of Scotland. Included are the Caledonian Canal, harbours, new towns, roads, bridges and churches and manses many from the most remote sections of the Highlands.


Author:       Chris Morris
ISBN:         978 0 9542096 9 8
Publisher:   Tanner's Yard Press (Pub. 2009)
Pages:       80      Size: 168h x 240w
Entry Added/Amended:      November 2009



Price:  £9.99
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