What the Victorians Did for Us
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What the Victorians Did for Us

by Adam Hart-Davis
     
 

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When Victoria came to the throne in 1837, Britain was on the brink of world supremacy in the production of iron, steel, and steam engines, and had seen an explosion of growth and developments that included railways, the electric telegraph, and wool production. The tremendous feeling of national pride was celebrated in the Great Exhibition of 1851. Drawing on his

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When Victoria came to the throne in 1837, Britain was on the brink of world supremacy in the production of iron, steel, and steam engines, and had seen an explosion of growth and developments that included railways, the electric telegraph, and wool production. The tremendous feeling of national pride was celebrated in the Great Exhibition of 1851. Drawing on his consummate skill as a storyteller, Adam Hart–Davis shows how Victorian movers and shakers changed our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755311378
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.60(d)

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