Genius Richard Trevithick S Steam Engines

Author: Philip M. Hosken
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Genius' is an over-used, but rarely-accurate, description applied to remarkable figures. In the case of Richard Trevithick, however, its use is not only apt, but could even be regarded as something of an understatement. Philip Hosken's 'Genius' offers a perfect introduction to the great engineer. Combining detailed and original research, the result is a clearly stated, unbiased and readable account of his life and achievements. From childhood and early motivation, through feverish experimentation and frustration, to the eventual triumph of his revolutionary high pressure cylindrical boiler, 1801 road engine and the world's first railway locomotive, the author explains how and why Trevithick became a giant of invention and innovation. Laying to rest myths regurgitated by less-diligent writers, while not neglecting the major contributions to the story of Papin, Newcomen, Savery and others, Hosken employs the kind of scientific rigour which the protagonist of his book might recognise and approve. If you only read one book about Richard Trevithick, make sure it's this one.

Richard Trevithick

Author: H. W. Dickinson
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108016359
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This 1934 study of the life and work of Trevithick places his achievements in the context of the Industrial Revolution.

A Short History Of The Steam Engine

Author: Henry Winram Dickinson
Editor: CUP Archive
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Genius Engineering Inventions

Author: Matt Turner
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ISBN: 1512471011
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Tin cans were first produced in London in 1813. But they had to be opened with a hammer and chisel, because the can opener wasn't invented until 1855! Check out other amazing engineering innovations, such as a popular soft drink originally sold as a "brain tonic," an 18th-century battery called a voltaic pile, and a design from 1596 for the first flushing toilet. Fact-packed text and fun illustrations reveal clever discoveries that changed the world—and weird ideas that didn't (like Nikola Tesla's earthquake machine or Thomas Edison's giant singing dolls). Learn how wonders of engineering have helped us improve our lives—from growing food to powering machinery.

Memorial Edition Of The Life Of Richard Trevithick

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Genius Transportation Inventions

Author: Matt Turner
Editor: Hungry Tomato ®
ISBN: 1512471070
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Bicycles were only invented about two hundred years ago—and the first ones didn't have tires or brakes! But bikes aren't the only way we've tried to conquer the roads, seas, and skies. You'll discover how slow the earliest steam locomotives were, how Leonardo da Vinci designed a flying machine inspired by bats and birds, how the US Department of Defense invented GPS, and more! Fact-packed text and fun illustrations reveal the designs that didn't get off the ground (like nuclear cars and flying submarines) and daredevil ideas (like jetpacks). Chart the progress of transportation, from chariots and dugout canoes to bullet trains and spacecraft.

My Scrapbook Of Discoveries And Inventions By Professor Genius

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ISBN: 2764409044
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Practical Engineer

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Life Of Richard Trevithick

Author: Francis Trevithick
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Wylam

Author: George Smith
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 144563242X
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Richard Trevithick

Author: Arthur Titley
Editor: CUP Archive
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The Ladies Repository

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Life Of Richard Trevithick

Author: Francis Trevithick
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108026680
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Cornishman Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) was one of the pioneering engineers of the Industrial Revolution. Best remembered today for his early railway locomotive, Trevithick worked on a wide range of projects, including mines, mills, dredging machinery, a tunnel under the Thames, military engineering, and prospecting in South America. However, his difficult personality and financial failures caused him to be overshadowed by contemporaries such as Robert Stephenson and James Watt. This two-volume study by his son Francis, chief engineer with the London and North-Western Railway, was published in 1872, and helped to revive his neglected reputation. It places its subject in his historical and technical context, building on the work of his Father, Richard Trevithick Senior, and the Cornish mining industry. It contains much technical detail, but is still of interest to the general reader. Volume 2 continues examining his work thematically, and includes his work in Peruvian mines.

The Engineering Designer

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Account Of The Invention Of The Steam Jet Or Blast

Author: Sir Goldsworthy Gurney
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Oliver Evans Inventive Genius Of The American Industrial Revolution

Author: Eugene S. Ferguson
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Transport In Britain

Author: Philip Bagwell
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781852855901
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Highlighting long term themes in Britain's transport history, this book looks at the dilemmas facing modern society and suggests several possible solutions. It covers all the major forms of transport, from the horse to the aeroplane, setting them in their historical context.

Railroad

Author: Keith Lovegrove
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694070
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This book is a collection of images depicting vintage, modern and futuristic train travel. "Divided into three chapters covering hardware, service and identity, Railway explores how design engineers, product and textile designers, ergonomists, corporate identity consultants and chefs have created and exploited the unique sensation of travelling by train through the design of exteriors and interiors, staff uniforms, food, corporate identity and graphics. Railway goes beyond the locomotive registration number to express the whole experience of train travel: from American chic on board the Twentieth Century Limnited line in the 1950s to the once-in-a-lifetime opulence of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express; from the vibration-free Shinkansen en route to Kyoto to the overnight Rajdhani Express calling at all the major cities across india." --book cover.