L.T.C. Rolt was an engineer and pioneer of industrial history; in this book he combined these two passions to give us a fascinating account of the men who `made' Britain. From Brunel to Telford, he takes us on a journey from the first railway tracks being laid down to bridges spanning hitherto unimagined lengths, through to the `invention' and mastery of the gas and electricity, which we take for granted today. The Victorians were at the forefront of modern technology in their time, but often came to see it as a blight on ...

Victorian Engineering 2007, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780750946575

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Victorian Engineering 1970, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9780713901047