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Dreams of iron and steel

seven wonders of the nineteenth century, from the building of the London sewers to the Panama Canal

1st U.S. ed.

Published by Fourth Estate in New York, N.Y .
Written in English.

About the Book

A world that had changed little from the Middle Ages was altered beyond recognition by the engineering genius of the nineteenth century: rivers tamed, oceans pacified, continents bridged. In Dreams of Iron and Steel, acclaimed historian Deborah Cadbury tells the heroic tale of the visionaries and ordinary workers who brought to life seven wonders of engineering that still have the power to awe and inspire us today. From the London sewers that banished cholera to the Panama Canal that shaved thousands of miles off a dangerous sea passage, from the Hoover Dam that diverted the world's most unpredictable river to give power to over half of the country to the transcontinental railroad that fulfilled the dream of manifest destiny. Dreams of iron and steel reveals the epic struggles and personal fortunes and reputations were lost and won.

About the Edition

A world that had changed little from the Middle Ages was altered beyond recognition by the engineering genius of the nineteenth century: rivers tamed, oceans pacified, continents bridged. In Dreams of Iron and Steel, acclaimed historian Deborah Cadbury tells the heroic tale of the visionaries and ordinary workers who brought to life seven wonders of engineering that still have the power to awe and inspire us today. From the London sewers that banished cholera to the Panama Canal that shaved thousands of miles off a dangerous sea passage, from the Hoover Dam that diverted the world's most unpredictable river to give power to over half of the country to the transcontinental railroad that fulfilled the dream of manifest destiny. Dreams of iron and steel reveals the epic struggles and personal fortunes and reputations were lost and won.

Table of Contents

The Great Eastern
The Bell Rock Lighthouse
The Brooklyn Bridge
The London sewers
The Transcontinental Railroad
The Panama Canal
The Hoover Dam.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-288) and index.

Other Titles
Seven wonders of the industrial world

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
624
Library of Congress
TA19 .C328 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
xix, 300 p. :
Number of pages
300

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3323285M
Internet Archive
dreamsofironstee0000cadb
ISBN 10
0007163061
LC Control Number
2004295375
OCLC/WorldCat
54016176
Library Thing
144467
Goodreads
910268
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