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Brunel by Jonathan Falconer

Isambard Kingdom Brunel is arguably the greatest civil engineer in Britain's history. Two hundred years after his birth, his legacy lives on in the extraordinary range of structures still in existence today, from the most familiar triumphs such as the Great Western Railway, Clifton suspension bridge, the first tunnel under the Thames and the SS Great Britain, to numerous other less well known projects. Much of Brunel's work is still in use today, but even the spectacular failures like the gargantuan SS Great Eastern and the Atmospheric Railway in Devon have left contemporary images, artefacts or a trace in the landscape that the reader can rediscover.

In Brunel, Jonathan Falconer examines the life and career of Brunel, providing the reader with a biography of this influential but controversial figure, as well as an extensive gazetteer of places where one can still see Brunel's work today. The book is illustrated throughout with contemporary and modern illustrations.

Code No. 012843, 160 pages, ISBN 9780711023055, $22.95

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