Lives of the Engineers: With an Account of their Principal Works; Comprising Also a History of Inland Communication in Britain

Lives of the Engineers: With an Account of their Principal Works; Comprising Also a History of Inland Communication in Britain

by Samuel Smiles

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108052948
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/02/2012
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Technology
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The colliery districts of the north; 2. Wylam colliery and village; 3. Jolly's Close, Newburn; 4. Sobriety and studiousness; 5. Self-improvement; 6. Various expedients for facilitating coal-haulage; 7. Frequency of colliery explosions; 8. The Killingworth mine-machinery; 9. The Bishop Auckland coal-field; 10. Insufficiency of the communications between Liverpool and Manchester; 11. The Liverpool and Manchester bill before Parliament; 12. George Stephenson appointed engineer; 13. Robert Stephenson mining engineer in Colombia; 14. The railway finished; 15. The London and Birmingham railway projected; 16. Projection of new lines; 17. George Stephenson's views on railways and coal-traffic; 18. Robert Stephenson's career; 19. George Stephenson surveys a line from Chester to Holyhead; 20. George Stephenson's life at Tapton; 21. Characteristics of the Stephensons; Appendix; Index.

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