Dreams of Iron and Steel: Seven Wonders of the Modern Age, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama Canal
A world that had changed little from the Middle Ages was altered beyond recognition by the pioneering genius of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In Dreams of Iron and Steel, acclaimed historian Deborah Cadbury tells the heroic tale of the visionaries and ordinary workers who brought to life seven great wonders of the world that still have the power to awe and inspire us today. Fueled by Deborah Cadbury's characteristic scholarship and insight, this extraordinary chronicle re-creates the human odyssey of how our modern world was forged not only with rivets, grease, and steam but also with blood, sweat, and extreme imagination.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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Review: Dreams of Iron and Steel: Seven Wonders of the Nineteenth Century, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama CanalUser Review - Todd Stockslager - Goodreads
Well-done vignettes about the "seven wonders of the Nineteenth Century", the engineering marvels Great Eastern Passenger Ship Bell Rock Lighthouse Brooklyn Bridge London Sewers Transcontinental ... Read full review
Review: Seven Wonders of the Industrial WorldUser Review - Success - Goodreads
This wonderful book speaks about the engineering marvels civil engineers have worked on back in the 1800's and even 1900's which even today stands as proof to what human beings are capable of ... Read full review