Life Of Richard Trevithick

Author: Francis Trevithick
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Life Of Richard Trevithick

Author: Francis Trevithick
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ISBN: 3732634450
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Reproduction of the original: Life of Richard Trevithick by Francis Trevithick

Richard Trevithick

Author: Anthony Burton
Editor: Aurum PressLtd
ISBN: 9781854108784
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Richard Trevithick’s ‘Cornish engine’ was the world’s first self-propelled steam vehicle. His ‘Penydarren engine’ was the world’s first railway engine. But despite his towering historic achievements, fame and fortune obstinately eluded him. An often reckless yet truly brilliant engineer, he died in poverty and relative obscurity. Anthony Burton’s biography however rightly recognises him as one of the most remarkable figures in the history of the industrial revolution. His extraordinary and varied career, which took him from his native Cornwall to London, and then on to seventeen years of picaresque adventuring in South America, makes for wonderfully lively reading. Filled with dozens of illustrations and photographs, Richard Trevithick is a highly enjoyable, well researched biography that dissects the turbulent world of the industrial revolution.

Richard Trevithick

Author: Arthur Titley
Editor: CUP Archive
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Memorial Edition Of The Life Of Richard Trevithick

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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.

The Journal Of The Trevithick Society

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George And Robert Stephenson

Author: L. T. C. Rolt
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 144561121X
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A brilliant, perceptive biography of the father and son who initiated the age of the railway.

Matthew Boulton

Author: Anthony Burton
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752483390
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Matthew Boulton, of the famous Boulton & Watt steam engine partnership, was an eighteenth-century designer and inventor. Before he partnered up with James Watt he was a successful industrialist manufacturing a range of silver and plated goods, buttons and buckles, and the sort of knickknackery known at the time as ‘toys’. He had a business network throughout continental Europe with travelling agents who represented his various interests. Without his commercial skills, Watt would probably have failed to bring his steam engine to market, but in due course Boulton started the process that would revolutionise the world of industry and transport: the engine was exported all over the world. Boulton was an affable man who enjoyed company and creative conversation. He was also a founder member of the Lunar Society and became a fellow of the Royal Society. This exciting new book, the first full-length biography of Matthew Boulton since H.W. Dickinson’s excellent publication in 1937, is the culmination of twenty years’ original research and brings to life one of the most colourful characters of the Industrial Revolution.

Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography

Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew
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ISBN: 9780198614050
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50,000 biographies and 60 million words record the lives of the men and women who shaped all aspects of British history. All walks of life are represented, new fields greatly increased alongside more traditional areas. A new focus gives extended coverageto the regions, Britons abroad and former colonies.