Dreams of iron and steel : seven wonders of the nineteenth century, from the building of the London sewers to the Panama Canal
(Book)

Book Cover
Published
New York, N.Y. : Fourth Estate, 2004.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
ISBN
0007163061 :
Physical Desc
xix, 300 pages : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Status

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Acton - Adult620 C121On Shelf
Bedford - Adult620/CadOn Shelf
Cambridge - Adult620.009 C113dChecked Out
Newton - Adult620.9 C11D 2003On Shelf
Norwood - Adult620.009 CadburyOn Shelf
Show All Copies

More Details

Published
New York, N.Y. : Fourth Estate, 2004.
Format
Book
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Language
English
ISBN
0007163061 :

Notes

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

Description

Loading Description...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

NoveList

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cadbury, D. (2004). 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.). Fourth Estate.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cadbury, Deborah. 2004. Dreams of Iron and Steel: Seven Wonders of the Nineteenth Century, From the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama Canal. Fourth Estate.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cadbury, Deborah. Dreams of Iron and Steel: Seven Wonders of the Nineteenth Century, From the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama Canal Fourth Estate, 2004.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cadbury, Deborah. 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., Fourth Estate, 2004.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.