Biographical dictionary of civil engineers volume II - 1830-1890

Author(s): P. S. M. Cross-Rudkin, M. M. Chrimes and M. R. Bailey
ISBN: 9780727735041
Publication Date: 14 March 2008
Stock level: Low stock

£186.50

Format:Hardback
Publication status: Published
Publisher:ICE Publishing
Page size:234x156mm
Number of pages:968
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Discover the people who created the GOLDEN AGE OF ENGINEERINGThis book presents biographical details of nearly 800 leading practitioners of the Victorian era, including many that have never been written about until now. It outlines the lives of…



Subjects: Buildings and StructuresHistorical engineering
Product code: 9780727735041

Discover the people who created the GOLDEN AGE OF ENGINEERING

This book presents biographical details of nearly 800 leading practitioners of the Victorian era, including many that have never been written about until now. It outlines the lives of these engineers and lists the works for which they were responsible, and provides indexes of names and places.

Designers, contractors, scientists and authors that lead to a massive infrastructural expansion

The engineers covered in this volume were responsible for most of the infrastructure of the United Kingdom and the former ‘British Empire’ during the Victorian era – a time of unprecedented expansion.

In addition to the designers of railways, docks, harbours and public utilities, this volume reveals information about the contractors who built them, the scientists who contributed to the development of civil engineering knowledge and the technical authors who disseminated best practice.

Access information not published anywhere else

This volume of work enables clients, engineers and architects with an interest in engineering history or involvement in conservation to access a lot of information that is not published anywhere else. It allows the reader to assess the relative importance of civil engineering works, and also to make comparisons of the relative contributions made by individuals to the huge expansion of infrastructure during 1830-1890. The social and economic contexts in which the individuals worked are also dealt with.