Victorian Engineering (L.T.C. Rolt Collection) Paperback – 1 Jan 2009
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About the Author
L T C Rolt was born in Chester on 9th February 1910 and died in 1974. He was an engineer and craftsman, whose passion for Britain's industrial heritage led him to become one of the foremost historians of the 20th century. He was joint founder of the Inland Waterways Association. He also wrote Narrow Boat, Red for Danger and the famous Landscape Trilogy.
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Top Customer Reviews
Not sure exactly when this book was written but late 60's or early 70's. The author therefore comes from an era when readers where understood to be intelligent human beings with the capacity to think and to understand information and opinion without resorting to gimmicks. This is not a 'pop' history book.
Nor is it a heavy unreadable one. It is written for those who have an attention span greater than the life of a soap bubble and who can read and digest a book minus large amounts of pictures. There is a wealth of information and reasoned opinion from a man who has clearly done his research well. It's probably the best book covering engineering of this period that I've read and a must for those who find the subject of the huge engineering changes exacted over the Victorian period interesting.
Overall, a brilliant book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good price and delivery. Interesting book. Would have liked more illustrations to support the descriptions of engineering advances.Published 16 months ago by Peter L