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Dreams of Iron and Steel: Seven Wonders of the Modern Age, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama Canal (P.S.)

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A world that had changed little from the Middle Ages was altered beyond recognition by the pioneering genius of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 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 great wonders of the world that still have the power to awe and inspire us today. Fueled by Deborah Cadbury's characteristic scholarship and insight, this extraordinary chronicle re-creates the human odyssey of how our modern world was forged not only with rivets, grease, and steam but also with blood, sweat, and extreme imagination.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

About the Author

Deborah Cadbury is an Emmy award-winning TV science producer for the BBC. She is also the highly-acclaimed author of The Lost King of France, The Estrogen Effect (published as Altering Eden: The Feminization of Nature in hardcover) and Terrible Lizard: The First Dinosaur Hunters and the Birth of a New Science.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780007163076
Subtitle:
Seven Wonders of the Modern Age, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama Canal
Author:
Cadbury, Deborah
Author:
by Deborah Cadbury
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20050104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.04x5.34x.85 in. .60 lbs.

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