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Brunel – The man who built the world
In his lifetime, Isambard Kingdom Brunel towered over his profession.
Today, he remains the most famous engineer in history, the epitome of the volcanic creative forces which brought about the Industrial Revolution – and brought modern society into being.
Brunel’s originality was matched by his breadth of mind: excelling as architect, surveyor, civil engineer,mechanical engineer and ship designer.
This book draws on Brunel’s own diaries, letters and sketch books to understand his life, times and work.
Introduction by Dan Cruickshanck
Author: Steven Brindle