Brunel: A Pocket Biography


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Brunel: A Pocket Biography

This book details Brunel’s life and career, showcasing the immense energy of the man who dominated civil engineering in the 19th century and whose legacy still lives on almost two centuries later. L T C Rolt was an industrial pioneer, preservationist, and one of the first narrative historians.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel took on a remarkable engineering project at the age of 19, working under his father’s guidance. The Thames Tunnel, a marvel of Europe, was completed in 1843. He played a vital role in establishing and promoting canals, waterways, and railways.

He recognized the value of canals as a means of transportation and a source of pleasure, making him one of the first to draw attention to this fact in modern Britain. In addition to his interest in canals, he also focused on neglected railways and founded the first organization to rescue and operate a railway with a predominantly volunteer workforce.

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