Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

L.T.C. Rolt Angus Buchanan / Jun 26, 2019

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineering genius technical innovator and one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution Isambard Kingdom Brunel changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs

  • Title: Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • Author: L.T.C. Rolt Angus Buchanan
  • ISBN: 9780140117523
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Engineering genius, technical innovator and one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, Isambard Kingdom Brunel changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions L T C Rolt s masterly biography is the definitive work on Brunel, tracing the life, times and monumental achievements of the man who helped toEngineering genius, technical innovator and one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, Isambard Kingdom Brunel changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions L T C Rolt s masterly biography is the definitive work on Brunel, tracing the life, times and monumental achievements of the man who helped to build modern Britain.

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS z m b r d b r u n l April September , was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history, one of the th century engineering giants, and one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, who changed the face of the English Isambard Kingdom Brunel British engineer Britannica Isambard Kingdom Brunel, born April , , Portsmouth, Hampshire, England died September , , Westminster, London , British civil and mechanical engineer of great originality who designed the first transatlantic steamer. BBC History Isambard Kingdom Brunel Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born on April in Portsmouth His father Mark was a French engineer who had fled France during the revolution Brunel was educated both in England and in France. Isambard Kingdom Brunel The engineering giant with short Allowing nothing to stand in his way, Isambard Kingdom Brunel built across gorges, tunnelled under rivers and through hills to construct railway lines, stations, bridges, viaducts and docks His Isambard Kingdom Brunel Biography Childhood, Life Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a great English civil engineer who lived during the th century He was the man who built the Great Western Railway, the railway company which linked London with the Isambard Kingdom Brunel Encyclopedia Isambard Kingdom Brunel Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a leading English civil engineer in the railway age with an original and unprejudiced approach to problems in Isambard Kingdom Brunel for children British engineering Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born on April, in Portsmouth Brunel s parents sent him to the finest schools in England and France to learn the skills he needed to be an engineer. Isambard Kingdom Brunel Visit Bristol s No. Attraction Isambard Kingdom Brunel Voted the second Greatest Briton of all time, after Winston Churchill, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the th century engineering giants His achievements, many of which are still part of our everyday lives and landscape, are a lasting testament to his far sighted genius. Isambard Kingdom Brunel Find A Grave Memorial Engineer, son of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel q.v Began his career as a designer and builder of bridges, subsequently becoming chief engineer of the Great Western Railway, for which he constructed a series of innovative bridges, tunnels and viaducts. Isambard Kingdom Brunel Facts Primary Facts Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born on th April in Portsmouth, England Brunel was the son of a French engineer, Marc Isambard Brunel, and he showed great skill at drawing and geometry from a

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      • L.T.C. Rolt Angus Buchanan

        Lionel Thomas Caswall Rolt usually abbreviated to Tom Rolt or L.T.C Rolt was a prolific English writer and the biographer of major civil engineering figures including Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Thomas Telford He is also regarded as one of the pioneers of the leisure cruising industry on Britain s inland waterways, and as an enthusiast for both vintage cars and heritage railways.


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    1. This is an entertaining if uncritical biography of Brunel's working life written by the irrepressible Tom Rolt who for much of his life was involved in Britain's inland waterways and railway heritage. It is , comparatively speaking since this is a book about an engineering life, a book full of adventures. The river burst down into the early tunnel dug under the Thames and the holes were plugged from above by dropping bags of clay from a row boat. Brunel dashed between London and Bristol during t [...]



    2. This could be a great book, written about a great person however it is written with too many references to technical matters which are difficult for me as a lay person.


    3. This is a fascinating biography of one of the main engineers that brought the Industrial Revolution to fruition in England. Although I had never heard of Isambard Kingdom Brunel in any of my formal American education, apparently he's a big deal still in the UK.From railways and tunnels to bridges and ships, Brunel was an absolute prolific polymath. His grasp of such an incredible range of engineering topics makes Rolt correct in calling him the last true figure of the European Renaissance.What w [...]


    4. A sympathetic, fairly technical biography. This is a book about Brunel's work more than his life. After the section on his marrying, hardly a mention is made of Brunel's family life, leaving us to wonder if he had one at all.The author fairly craftily throws John Scott Russell under the bus - perhaps fairly given the huge quantities of missing iron and other objective claims, and certainly the writing is accomplished, but nevertheless less than impartial. At the same time he largely glosses over [...]


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