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Isambard's Kingdom: Travel's in Brunel's England

Isambard's Kingdom: Travel's in Brunel's England (Paperback, New title)

By Jones, Judy

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Not known for his modesty, Isambard Kingdom Brunel described 'his' Great Western Railway as 'England's finest work'. Despite Dr Beeching's axe, much of the original line and branches, the magnificent bridges and tunnels, stations and viaducts remain intact and in use more than a ...century later. But has Brunel's boast stood the test of time? Narrowly pipped (by Winston Churchill) to the title of 'Greatest Briton' in a BBC TV poll in 2002, the great engineer clearly still occupies a special place in people's hearts and minds. Dozens, possibly hundreds, of streets and shopping malls, pubs and car parks, open spaces and public buildings - a university, a major new hospital, and even an entire forest - bear the name of Brunel or the Great Western. To mark the bicentenary of Brunel's birth, writer, Judy Jones has walked more than 500 miles from Paddington to Penzance to explore the legacy of the Victorian railway revolution, and the wider achievements of one of the world's greatest engineers.
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ISBN 9780750942829
Released NZ 20 Apr 2006
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Format Paperback, New title
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ISBN-13 9780750942829
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Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Released 20 Apr 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Jones, Judy
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Railway Technology & Engineering
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 625.10092
Weight 510g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade