Lives of the Engineers

Lives of the Engineers

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Following the success of his Life of George Stephenson in 1857, the author and social reformer Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) published this three-volume work between 1861 and 1862. Spanning from the Roman to Victorian period, it provides fascinating biographies of Britain's most notable engineers, including detailed accounts of their pioneering work.It was announced in the papers that a saving of thirty miles would be effected by the new road between London and ... the Birmingham line had been projected), performed the entire journey of 109 miles between London and Birminghamanbsp;...

Title:Lives of the Engineers
Author:Samuel Smiles
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-06-30


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