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The Resource A brief history of the age of steam : the power that drove the Industrial Revolution, Thomas Crump

A brief history of the age of steam : the power that drove the Industrial Revolution, Thomas Crump

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A brief history of the age of steam : the power that drove the Industrial Revolution
Title
A brief history of the age of steam
Title remainder
the power that drove the Industrial Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Crump
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1710 an obscure Devon ironmonger Thomas Newcomen invented a machine with a pump driven by coal, used to extract water from mines. Over the next two hundred years the steam engine would be at the heart of the industrial revolution that changed the fortunes of nations. Passionately written and insightful, A Brief History of the Age of Steam reveals not just the lives of the great inventors such as Watts, Stephenson and Brunel but also tells a narrative that reaches from the US to the expansion of China, India, and South America and shows how the steam engine changed the world
Summary
Reveals not just the lives of the great inventors such as Watts, Stephenson and Brunel but also tells a narrative that reaches from the US to the expansion of China, India and South America and shows how the steam engine changed the world
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
237841
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Crump, Thomas
Dewey number
621.1
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ461
LC item number
.C78 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Steam-engines
  • Steam locomotives
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the power that drove the Industrial Revolution
Label
A brief history of the age of steam : the power that drove the Industrial Revolution, Thomas Crump
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the transport paradigm -- Transport by land and its limitations -- The domination of sea traffic -- The invention of the stream engine annd the problem of locomotion -- The American riverboat -- The streamboat and inland waterways -- The railways' first forty years -- British railway mania -- Mature railway system -- Asia, Africa and latin America: railways and imperialism -- The great eastern railways -- Steam conquers the oceans -- The eclipse of steam transport
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 370 pages
Isbn
9780786720477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn154699314
  • (OCoLC)154699314
Label
A brief history of the age of steam : the power that drove the Industrial Revolution, Thomas Crump
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the transport paradigm -- Transport by land and its limitations -- The domination of sea traffic -- The invention of the stream engine annd the problem of locomotion -- The American riverboat -- The streamboat and inland waterways -- The railways' first forty years -- British railway mania -- Mature railway system -- Asia, Africa and latin America: railways and imperialism -- The great eastern railways -- Steam conquers the oceans -- The eclipse of steam transport
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 370 pages
Isbn
9780786720477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn154699314
  • (OCoLC)154699314

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