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Voyaging the World’s Civil Engineering Wonders

By John Laverick

9780750984362

ISBN: 9780750984362

Published: 01-12-2017


Voyaging the World’s Civil Engineering Wonders

By John Laverick

ISBN: 9780750984362

Published: 01-12-2017

About This Book

In this stunningly illustrated, detailed and deliberately entertaining book, John Laverick gives an insight into the exciting world of civil engineering, via fourteen individual case studies. Originally crafted as a successful series of lectures, their overwhelmingly glowing reception is testament to the global significance of the stories chosen, across three continents and three centuries. A Voyage Through The World Of Civil Engineering considers world ship canals including Panama and Suez, floating concepts such as the concrete Mulberry harbours, the world’s only rotating ship lift at Falkirk, a manmade island in the Baltic linking the crossings between two countries, the infrastructure of the rock at Gibraltar, the journey from Brunel’s GWR to the ambitious restoration of the Wilts & Berks Canal, and the early steamships of the Cunard and P&O lines.

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