Brunel: The Man Who Built the World
A celebration of the life and engineering achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel by two of the world's foremost authorities.
A hard taskmaster to those who served him, he ultimately sacrificed his own life to his work in his tragically early death at the age of 53. His legacy, though, is all around us, in the railways and bridges that he personally designed, and in his wider influence. This fascinating new book draws on Brunel's own diaries, letters and sketchbooks to understand his life, times, and work.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mickmc - LibraryThing
I felt as though the writer was holding back on giving the reader a real insight into how Brunel went about handling his feats of engineering. I suppose when you buy an biography of a man this what ... Read full review
Brunel: the man who built the worldUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The title, at first, seems impossibly hyperbolic, because it is: Isambard Kingdom Brunel did not, in fact, build the world. However, the things he did build-steamships, bridges, tunnels, train ... Read full review