The Locomotive Pioneers

Author: Anthony Burton
Editor: Pen & Sword Books
ISBN: 9781473843684
Size: 16,89 MB
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This fascinating book explores the development of locomotives over the course of fifty years. From Richard Trevithick's first experimental road engine of 1801 up to the Great Exhibition some fifty years later, locomotives have come far in reimagining and reinventing themselves to serve the people and British industry. The early years showed slow development amongst locomotives: Trevithick's first railway locomotives failed significantly as the engine broke the brittle cast-iron rails. The story is continued through the years when locomotives were developed to serve collieries, a period that lasted for a quarter of a century, and saw many different engineers trying out their ideas; from the rack and pinion railway developed by Blenkinsop and Murray, to George Stephenson's engines for the Stockton & Darlington Railway. The most significant change came with Robert Stephenson's innovative Rocket, the locomotive that set the formula for future developments. British engineers dominated the early years, although in France Marc Seguin developed a multi-tubular boiler at the same time as Stephenson. The next period was marked by the steady spread of railways in Europe and across the Atlantic. Timothy Hackworth of the Stockton & Darlington railway supplied locomotives to Russia, and his men had an exciting ride to deliver parts by sleigh across the snowy steppes, pursued by wolves. In America, the first locomotives were delivered from England, but the Americans soon developed their own methods and styles, culminating in the Baldwin engines, a type that has become familiar to us from hundreds of Western films. This is more than just a book about the development of a vital technology, it is also the story of the men who made it possible, from the steadily reliable team of William Buddicom and Alexander Allan, who developed their locomotives at Crewe, to the flamboyant Isambard Kingdom Brunel, whose broad gauge was served by the magnificent engines of Daniel Gooch.

George And Robert Stephenson

Author: L. T. C. Rolt
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 144561121X
Size: 17,32 MB
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A brilliant, perceptive biography of the father and son who initiated the age of the railway.

Pioneers Of The Colorado Parks

Author: Richard C. Barth
Editor: Caxton Press
ISBN: 0870043811
Size: 13,66 MB
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press The exciting frontier history of the Colorado mountains can be found in these true stories from the North, Middle, and South Parks of Colorado. Native Americans, trappers, miners, settlers, lawmen and criminals are all found in these true stories that represent the history of the settlement of Colorado.

History Of Technology

Author: Ian Inkster
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826471870
Size: 16,51 MB
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The technical problems confronting different societies and periods and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays. It deals with the history of technical discovery and change and explores the relationship of technology to other aspects of life - social, cultural and economic - showing how technological development has shaped, and been shaped by, the society in which it occurred.

Zerah Colburn The Spirit Of Darkness

Author: John Mortimer
Editor: arima Publishing
ISBN: 184549024X
Size: 20,49 MB
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Zerah Colburn was a well-known nineteenth century locomotive engineer, journalist and publisher. In life, he mixed with the famous men of engineering in America and Britain. But Colburn was an enigma, a dark and irascible man with a violent temper. But why did he shoot himself at the age of 38 at the height of his career?

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Author: Michael Portillo
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471151492
Size: 14,71 MB
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Great Continental Railway Journeysis now a firmly established series on BBC2, following in the illustrious tracks of its predecessor - Great British Railway Journeys. Both series are fronted by ex-politician Michael Portillo and in this European odyssey he travels around continental Europe, using George Bradshaw's1913 Continental Railway Guide. Now coming up for its fourth instalment this autumn, Portillo guides the train-travelling fan across Europe arriving at a myriad of magical and historically fascinating cities we all dream of travelling to by train. From London, to Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Prague, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Budapest, St Petersburg; all the way down to Constantinople, Haifa and Jerusalem - Portillo describes the great feats of engineering that built the various railway lines connecting Europe and further afield and the men and women who made these journeys famous through their deeds and words. The new series (6x1-hour) will transmit in early November 2015, and this book will be the official, lavishly illustrated tie-in covering every single journey Portillo has undertaken across Europe. Capturing all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour of journeying across this historic continent can muster. A must-have purchase for any armchair fan of unique and award-winning travel programming.

Pioneers Of Industrial Organization

Author: H. W. de Jong
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847206964
Size: 11,14 MB
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. . . this collection should be viewed as a pioneering effort. . . this book would most likely serve as a useful quick reference source for students of industrial economics. It can also serve as a valuable point of departure for those who wish to study intellectual developments in a major field in more detail. John Howard Brown, Journal of the History of Economic Thought This work will be indispensable for anyone who undertakes serious scholarly research in industrial organization. With its knowledgeable authors and editors, this book offers us valuable materials, about the work of writers long forgotten and others inadequately recognized, that can contribute much to understanding in the field. William J. Baumol, New York University and Princeton University, US This encyclopaedic work celebrates the scores of leading pioneers who created the modern economic field of industrial organization, at the heart of which lie competition and monopoly, the two great forces that drive modern markets. Their pioneering work has shaped the field s growing research as well as the past, present and future debates in Europe and America over several centuries. This landmark book includes authoritative entries on all the major figures in both Europe and North America. Pioneers of Industrial Organization also reveals how public policies such as antitrust and regulation and deregulation since the 1970s can promote, or impede economic results and progress. Readers will find the intellectual pioneers, the theories and policies, and the debates, in all their variety herein. Some pioneers have been free-market advocates, others have been more protective of popular values, but all have strained to make the economic engine promote more wealth, progress and fairness. This book presents the people, ideas and debates with careful neutrality, and also with clear, concise writing. For all those interested in modern economic progress and its problems, this book provides deep insight as well as great personal colour. It will be an essential source of reference for students, researchers and professors of economics, as well as those concerned with the historical foundations or the conceptual and thematic developments in industrial organization.

Industrial Revolution

Author: James L. Outman
Editor: Uxl
ISBN: 9780787665142
Size: 20,93 MB
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Profiles twenty-five of the key figures of the Industrial Revolution, including J.P. Morgan, Karl Marx, Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and Upton Sinclair.

A History Of The American Locomotive

Author: John H. White
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486238180
Size: 10,40 MB
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Important and beautifully illustrated volume chronicles the explosive growth of the American locomotive from British imports to grand ten-wheelers of the 1870s. Over 240 vintage photographs, drawings, and diagrams tell the exciting tale. Introduction. Appendices. Index.