Synopses & Reviews
Morris presents readers with a revised and updated third edition ofhis comprehensive pictorial examination of the life, work, and vision of Victorian era engineer and visionary Isambard KingdomBrunel. The book covers Brunel’s upbringing, education, and his early years before shifting to examining the engineering,construction, and ongoing legacy of individual such as the Bristol Railway, the Royal Albert Bridge, Bishops Bridge, and many others.The author also considers Brunel’s place in his time, as well as Brunel’s impact on British engineering over history and into the future. Distributed by Casemate.Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel is a name synonymous with the heroic and inventive engineering of the Victorian era. His personal bravery, persuasive character and refusal to accept the conventional boundaries of his profession led him to a wide range of exceptional achievements. In this revised and updated edition, Chris Morris tracks down Brunel s legacy to provide an unrivaled visual celebration of the great man and his work. Alongside the graphic photography is a commentary which reveals Brunel to be as much a visionary as an engineer."