The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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by Ciamar Price
     
 

During his career, Isambard Kingdom Brunel built three ships. Each was the largest vessel of their time when launched, and each represented a technological leap forward in ship design.

The SS Great Western was the most conventional. The SS Great Britain was a revolution in ship building, an all-iron ocean-going ship with a propellor screw. The Great Eastern

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Overview

During his career, Isambard Kingdom Brunel built three ships. Each was the largest vessel of their time when launched, and each represented a technological leap forward in ship design.

The SS Great Western was the most conventional. The SS Great Britain was a revolution in ship building, an all-iron ocean-going ship with a propellor screw. The Great Eastern was the largest ship of its time, but too far ahead of its time, and was the project that broke him.

These pieces were originally written for learning packs about historic engineering, and designed as a summary and introduction to the ships.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011510014
Publisher:
Ragged Angel Ltd
Publication date:
01/13/2011
Series:
Age of Engineering , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
126,637
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

"History is about stories. I find them fascinating but many books can be very dry, so I try to focus on the story, the people and the challenges.These are written as introductions. Entire books could be (and have been) written on these topics, so if one of my essays piques your interest, there are many more resources out there to tell the whole story with far more detail." C.Price

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