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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

L. T. C. Rolt

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

a biography

by L. T. C. Rolt

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Published by Longmans, Green and Co in London .
Written in English


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StatementL.T.C. Rolt.
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Open LibraryOL17450056M

Get this from a library! Isambard Kingdom Brunel. [L T C Rolt] -- In this biography of Brunel the author has aimed to make the technical problems of engineering interesting and comprehensible to the layman. He combines with this an appreciation of Brunel's. Get this from a library! Isambard Kingdom Brunel. [Robin Jones] -- The three decades, from the s to the s, saw an explosion of technical excellence, and it was Brunel who in so many cases lit the blue touch paper. He did not always get it right first time.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Three names. Three people in one. Born in Portsmouth on 9 April , there was Brunel the great engineer, who would habitually throw out the rule book of tradition and established practice, and start again with a blank sheet of paper, taking the technology of the day to Price: $ “Like Prometheus, Isambard Kingdom Brunel is held in chains forever, but on the Isle of Dogs. In the fabulous opening ceremony for the London Olympics, the stove pipe hats, led by Kenneth Branagh, built factories and forged chains in smoke and in flames, in furnace and in cauldron”. – JOANNA LUMLEY in her foreword The Great Eastern [ ].

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For all the technical detail in this book about the practical application of engineering theory, I marked page and found the story reminiscent of the Mendelssohn biography I recently read, at a time before I knew who Isambard Kingdom Brunel even was/5(8).

Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS (/ ˈ ɪ z ə m b ɑːr d b r uː ˈ n ɛ l /; 9 April – 15 September ) was a British civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history", "one of the 19th-century engineering giants", and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, [who] changed the face of the English landscape with his Children: Isambard Brunel Junior, Henry Marc Brunel.

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The image of Brunel used to illustrate the cover of a children's book, The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel published by Heinemann in Marchwas altered because of fears that the image of Brunel smoking a cigar would provide an unsuitable role model for five to seven year olds and might result in school libraries not buying the book.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel lived ; he had a French father, Marc Brunel who had fled France following the Revolution and an English mother, Sophia Kingdom. Marc Brunel was a significant engineer in his own right, responsible for one of the earliest production lines (for sailing “block” manufacture).

Isambard Brunel was put in charge of operations, and at one time nearly lost his life in a flood. In November Marc’s son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, organised a lavish underwater banquet in the tunnel – to help convince people that it was safe.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel: one of the most famous engineers the United Kingdom has ever produced. A man who put his stamp on his own country in the most visible way possible: through the construction of bridges and tunnels that stand to this day and by transforming both.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the only son of the French civil engineer, Sir Marc Brunel, was born in Portsmouth on 9th April, He was educated at Hove, near Brighton and the Henri Quatre in Paris.

In Brunel went to work with his father on the building of the Thames Tunnel. Download Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print.Mar 19,  · Isambard Kingdom Brunel was Britain's greatest engineer, he was the man who built everything on a huge scale, he built Britain's biggest ship, some of Britain's most spectacular bridges, a tunnel under the Thames and the finest railway line in Britain, the London to Bristol route of the Great Western Railway.Isambard Kingdom Brunel finished ahead of other accomplished men such as Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare, and Charles Darwin.

In fact, the only person standing between Brunel and a number one finish was Winston Churchill. As an American who had never heard of Brunel, I was extremely interested in reading this book from Hourly History/5(32).