Fourth Estate, 2003, No Binding, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st
1st Printing. 376 pages. This book is in very good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in strong condition. The front cover has some very minor bumps and marks indicating previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: The 19th-century saw the creation of some of the world's most incredible feats of engineering. Deborah Cadbury explores the history behind the epic monuments that spanned the industrial revolution from Brunel's extraordinary Great Eastern, the Titanic of its day that joined the two ends of the empire, to the Panama Canal, that linked the Atlantic and Pacific oceans half a century later. 'Seven Wonders of the Industrial World' recreates the stories of the most brilliant pioneers of the industrial age, their burning ambition, extravagant dreams, passion and rivalry as great minds clashed - such as Arthur Powell-Davis, the engineer behind the Hoover dam, who dreamed of creating the largest dam in the world by diverting the entire Colorado river, one of the world's most dangerous and unpredictable; or John Roebling and his son Washington who both lost their lives creating the longest suspension bridge ever built, the Brooklyn bridge. These are also the stories of countless unsung heroes - the craftsmen and workers without whose perseverance nothing would have been achieved. Not to mention financiers and shareholders hanging on for the ride as fortunes - and reputations - were lost and won. Cadbury leads us on an amazing journey from the depths of freezing rocks under the Alps to the mosquito-ridden wilds of the central American jungle as we see uncontrollable rivers tamed, continents conquered and vast oceans joined. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History, General, General, Industrial Technology; ISBN: 0007173504. ISBN/EAN: 9780007173501. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001949.