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The Resource Dreams of iron and steel : seven wonders of the nineteenth century, from the building of the London sewers to the Panama Canal, Deborah Cadbury

Dreams of iron and steel : seven wonders of the nineteenth century, from the building of the London sewers to the Panama Canal, Deborah Cadbury

Label
Dreams of iron and steel : seven wonders of the nineteenth century, from the building of the London sewers to the Panama Canal
Title
Dreams of iron and steel
Title remainder
seven wonders of the nineteenth century, from the building of the London sewers to the Panama Canal
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Cadbury
Title variation
Seven wonders of the industrial world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A world that had changed little from the Middle Ages was altered beyond recognition by the engineering genius of the nineteenth century: rivers tamed, oceans pacified, continents bridged. 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 wonders of engineering that still have the power to awe and inspire us today. From the London sewers that banished cholera to the Panama Canal that shaved thousands of miles off a dangerous sea passage, from the Hoover Dam that diverted the world's most unpredictable river t give power to over half of the country to the transcontinental railroad that fulfilled the dream of manifest destiny. Dreams of iron and steel reveals the epic struggles and personal fortunes and reputations were lost and won
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cadbury, Deborah
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Eastern (Steamship)
  • Bell Rock Lighthouse (Scotland)
  • Engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Industrial revolution
  • History, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Sewerage
  • Railroad engineering
  • Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)
Label
Dreams of iron and steel : seven wonders of the nineteenth century, from the building of the London sewers to the Panama Canal, Deborah Cadbury
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Great Eastern -- The Bell Rock Lighthouse -- The Brooklyn Bridge -- The London sewers -- The Transcontinental Railroad -- The Panama Canal -- The Hoover Dam
Control code
471310
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780007163069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780007163069
  • (Sirsi) ADM-4130
Label
Dreams of iron and steel : seven wonders of the nineteenth century, from the building of the London sewers to the Panama Canal, Deborah Cadbury
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Great Eastern -- The Bell Rock Lighthouse -- The Brooklyn Bridge -- The London sewers -- The Transcontinental Railroad -- The Panama Canal -- The Hoover Dam
Control code
471310
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780007163069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780007163069
  • (Sirsi) ADM-4130

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