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The Resource Isambard Kingdom Brunel : the life of an engineering genius, Colin Maggs

Isambard Kingdom Brunel : the life of an engineering genius, Colin Maggs

Label
Isambard Kingdom Brunel : the life of an engineering genius
Title
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Title remainder
the life of an engineering genius
Statement of responsibility
Colin Maggs
Title variation
Brunel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his time, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the world's greatest engineer. His list of achievements is truly breathtaking, the Thames Tunnel, the first underwater tunnel in the world, the SS Great Britain, the first propeller-driven, iron-built ocean-going ship, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, then the longest span of any bridge in the world and the Great Western Railway. History has been kind to his memory, many of his creations still exist and he is lauded by historians as truly a 'Great Briton'. In this biography, Colin Maggs presents a portrait of a complex, ambitious and determined genius. But the Brunel that emerges is not without flaws; he made mistakes, personal and technical, and he wasn't always right but never admitted he was wrong
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maggs, Colin Gordon
Dewey number
  • 624'.092
  • 624'.092
  • 624.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brunel, Isambard Kingdom
  • Civil engineers
  • Biography
Label
Isambard Kingdom Brunel : the life of an engineering genius, Colin Maggs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2016
  • Includes QR code
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781445671369
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
310 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445671369
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Isambard Kingdom Brunel : the life of an engineering genius, Colin Maggs
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2016
  • Includes QR code
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781445671369
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
310 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445671369
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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