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By John Christopher

ISBN-10: 1445618559

ISBN-13: 9781445618555

Brunel and London. it could actually now not appear an visible organization, yet John Christopher places the case that it used to be London, no longer Bristol, that was once an important centre of Brunel's actions. It was once right here that he lived, labored and died. the town is dotted with examples of his works, a few noticeable and a few much less so, from the subaquatic Thames Tunnel among Wapping to Rotherhithe the place he minimize his engineering the teeth and used to be virtually killed in a unexpected deluge, to the Hungerford suspension bridge among Charing pass and the South financial institution - generally forgotten yet components of it nonetheless exist - the 2 stations at Paddington with the nice Western Railway major line working to the west and, in fact, his ultimate steamship, the enormous nice jap which used to be equipped at Millwall and marked the tip of his profession and his lifestyles. much less time-honored are Brunel's connections with the Crystal Palace, designed via Joseph Paxton for the good Exhibition of 1851, and the 2 towers he outfitted whilst it was once relocated to Sydenham in south London. John Christopher, an said professional on Brunel, takes us on a travel of London, reading the connection among urban and engineer. this can be the most recent in a sequence of books that are approximately rediscovering Brunel's works on your area.

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