Brunel s Bristol

An introduction to Isambard Kingdom Brunel - an engineer, and his career in Bristol.

Author: Robert Angus Buchanan

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ISBN: 1904537359

Category: Bristol (England)

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An introduction to Isambard Kingdom Brunel - an engineer, and his career in Bristol.
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Brunel in Love with the Impossible

Collection of essays on the life, work, and legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel published as part of the Brunel 200 celebrations in 2006, marking the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Author: Andrew Kelly

Publisher: Thomas Telford Services Limited

ISBN: 0955074207

Category: Technology & Engineering

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1: BRUNEL: THE LIFE Isambard Kingdom Brunel by Angus Buchanan An outline of Brunel's early years and his preparation as engineer, offering an intriguing insight into his vision, charismatic personality, dynamism, innovative flair, and organisational and managerial skills. Brunel was outstandingly a man of his times and the author explains why Brunel has come to represent the pinnacle of British achievement of his period. Marc Isambard Brunel by Andrew Nahum A portrait of Marc Brunel, Brunel's highly original and inventive father who played a crucial role as the educator of his son and who was equally important to the development of both civil and mechanical engineering. The author focuses upon Marc Brunel's invention of the Portsmouth block-making machinery and shows how this astonishing anticipation of the later age of mass production gained support and finance. The nineteenth-century engineer as cultural hero by Christine MacLeod An exploration of the extraordinary rise to prominence in mid-nineteenth-century Britain of the engineering professions. Engineers of the period were particularly active in securing their place in the nation's pantheon alongside the traditional heroes of the battlefield and the political arena. There was also a wide outburst of popular feeling and commemorative activity that celebrated their achievements and mourned their deaths. 2: BRUNEL: THE WORK 'Suspensa vix via fit' - the saga of the building of the Clifton Suspension Bridge by Michael Pascoe and Adrian Andrews The enthralling story of the Clifton Suspension Bridge from its origins 250 years ago in a wine merchant's will to the celebrated national icon the bridge is today. Almost uniquely for a suspension bridge of that period, it has survived virtually unaltered into the twenty-first century having been completed by Brunel's fellow engineers after his early death. Brunel in Bristol docks by Angus Buchanan An enlightening look at the advice given by Brunel to the Bristol Dock Company during his engagement as its consulting engineer, examining the elements that were implemented and the consequences of those decisions. Far less iconic or romantic than Brunel's other projects in the city, this work helped to ensure the survival of Bristol as a port in the 1840s. The Great Western Railway by Steven Brindle An examination of Brunel's design and construction of the Great Western Railway (GWR), and his subsequent work for the company. The GWR might be said to represent the central theme of Brunel's career, continuing from his first appointment in 1834 right through to his death. ss Great Britain by Andrew Lambert The fascinating story of how Brunel created the modern ship, and how that first prototype survived the vicissitudes and vagaries of oceanic life by accident and design to return to her birthplace 120 years later for the start of her long-term restoration. The ss Great Britain opened the modern world and her descendants carry 99 per cent of all international trade. The Brunel Collection, Bristol University Library by Nick Lee A history and description of the remarkable Brunel Collection, which began with the University of Bristol's acquisition of family papers and materials from Brunel's grand-daughter, Lady Celia Noble, in 1950 and has since grown considerably through gift and purchase. 3: BRUNEL IN CONTEXT Professional colleagues by Michael Bailey A portrait of the new generation of young engineers, of whom Brunel was a part, remarkable for their innovatory engineering talents, managerial and communication skills, and tenacity. This chapter explains why Brunel's contribution to the phenomenal mid-nineteenth-century railway-building programme cannot be viewed in isolation. Who built Brunel? by Adrian Vaughan An examination of the invaluable contribution made by hundreds of manual labourers, surveyors, contractors, resident engineers, assistants and invest
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The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Civil Engineer

Brunel's engineering staff , 92 , 210 , Hoop iron introduced by , in brick215 note` ,
217 note ' , 223 , 225 , 437 , work , 177. Designed ... Letter 426. Now lock at , 427
to , from Mr. Brunel , on the Great Bristol and Exeter Railway , 86 Britain , ' 264 ...

Author: Isambard Brunel

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ISBN: BML:37001103625617

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Brunel

The diaries of Marc Brunel ( MIBD ) , at the Institution of Civil Engineers , mention
this assistance . ... See , for instance , B . W . E . Alford , “ The Economic
Development of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century : An Enigma ? in Patrick
McGrath and ...

Author: R. Angus Buchanan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852855258

Category: History

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A History of Bristol and Gloucestershire

Bristol gave Isambard K. Brunel his first engineering opportunity in 1829, when
the Society of Merchant Venturers invited designs for a bridge to span the Avon
Gorge at Clifton. Brunel entered the competition, but Thomas Telford, the judge, ...

Author: Brian Stanley Smith

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105037256075

Category: Bristol (England)

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Brunel

told Brunel of the project on 21 February 1833 , exactly one month after the first
meeting of the Bristol committee . Brunel was , however , in competition with a
number of rivals , all of whom had already played an important part in railway ...

Author: Tim Bryan

Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024928306

Category: Civil engineering

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The book, which is an account of the architect and his work, is a source of reference to Brunel and his career.
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History and Description of the Steam ship Great Britain Built at Bristol for the Great Western Steam ship Company

confident assertions of philosophers — at the meeting of the British Association in
1836 , at Bristol — that it would be ... the Great Britain steam - ship as she now is ,
is the stupendous progeny of the genius of Mr. Brunel , and of their faith in it .

Author: Christopher Claxton

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ISBN: UOM:39015002073198

Category: Great Britain (Steamship)

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Bridging the Seas

One of the directors complained about the length of the proposed line, which
stretched more than 100 miles from London to Bristol. Brunel bristled and
countered with the remark, “Why not make it longer, and have a steamboat to go
from ...

Author: Larrie D. Ferreiro

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262538077

Category: Transportation

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How the introduction of steam, iron, and steel required new rules and new ways of thinking for the design and building of ships. In the 1800s, shipbuilding moved from sail and wood to steam, iron, and steel. The competitive pressure to achieve more predictable ocean transportation drove the industrialization of shipbuilding, as shipowners demanded ships that enabled tighter scheduling, improved performance, and safe delivery of cargoes. In Bridging the Seas, naval historian Larrie Ferreiro describes this transformation of shipbuilding, portraying the rise of a professionalized naval architecture as an integral part of the Industrial Age. Picking up where his earlier book, Ships and Science, left off, Ferreiro explains that the introduction of steam, iron, and steel required new rules and new ways of thinking for designing and building ships. The characteristics of performance had to be first measured, then theorized. Ship theory led to the development of quantifiable standards that would ensure the safety and quality required by industry and governments, and this in turn led to the professionalization of naval architecture as an engineering discipline. Ferreiro describes, among other things, the technologies that allowed greater predictability in ship performance; theoretical developments in naval architecture regarding motion, speed and power, propellers, maneuvering, and structural design; the integration of theory into ship design and construction; and the emergence of a laboratory infrastructure for research.
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Brunel

( Bristol University Brunel Collection . DM1306 III . i . 157 . 1833 ] He left off
writing to go to Sunday worship at Bristol Cathedral in the company of ' Mrs P and
Miss B and lunched with them ' . In the afternoon he went to Robert Osborne and
 ...

Author: Adrian Vaughan

Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015064736260

Category: Civil engineers

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There are few more controversial figures in the history of British engineering than Isambard Kingdom Brunel. This volume is a critical re-examination of Brunel's achievements. Drawing upon many sources, it portrays the struggle that Brunel had in trying to achieve his aims and how far he was forced to rely upon others.
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The Edinburgh Review

with engines of small power , and paddles Mr. Brunel's reply was the launch , on
made to ship and unship , actually ... Mr. Brunel exclaimed , “ Why not from Bristol
on Sunday , April 10 , 1838 , and make it longer , and have a steamboat to go ...

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Historic Churches and Church Life in Bristol

Brunel wrote that he was able " to give a couple of hours for a cursory inspection
to form some opinion of the subject . I can be at the Cathedral at 5 oclock on
Tuesday morning next , having to leave Bristol by train to Exeter at 7.50 .

Author: Elizabeth Ralph

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ISBN: UOM:39015051604802

Category: Bristol (England)

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Recent Works Isambard Kingdom Brunel Eric Kentley, Angie Hudson, James
Peto. Previous spread : Bristol - the meeting of the broad and standard gauges –
1870 . The Great Western station is on the right ; the Bristol & Exeter station is on
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Author: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105110945313

Category: Civil engineering

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Brunel and the Art of Invention

3 cm Imperial War Museum , London Isambard Kingdom Brunel ( 1806 - 1859 )
Four sketchbooks : 31 . 8 x 40 x 17 . 5 cm Special Collections University of Bristol
Arts and Social Sciences Library Isambard Kingdom Brunel ' s instrument box ...

Author: Claire O. Mahony

Publisher: Sansom Company Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106019390886

Category: Art

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Claire O Mahony shows how the self-made inventors whom Brunel has come to epitomise were shaped by a society that recognized the creative interaction between the worlds of art, industry and science. The book also looks at the role of women in art and ind
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Nature

Again , built , must have caused great anxiety to the promoters and much under
the influence of Brunel , Bristol became the home of preliminary distrust of the
ship on the part of the public . They the pioneers of Transatlantic steamships ,
and ...

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

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ISBN: UVA:X001518375

Category: Electronic journals

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Fraser s Magazine

The proposal bearing might be secured , formed for uniting the Gloucestershire
and the leading features of Brunel's imSomersetshire shores of the Avon
provements . Without stopping to below Bristol by a suspension bridge discuss
the vexed ...

Author: James Anthony Froude

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ISBN: UIUC:30112118704672

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Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.
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Fraser s Magazine

The proposal bearing might be secured , formed for uniting the Gloucestershire
and the leading features of Brunel's imSomersetshire shores of the Avon
provements . Without stopping to below Bristol by a suspension bridge discuss
the vexed ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010286800

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Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

The proposal bearing might be secured , formed for uniting the Gloucestershire
and the leading features of Brunel's imSomersetshire shores of the Avon
provements . Without stopping to below Bristol by a suspension bridge discuss
the vexed ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044092641828

Category: Great Britain

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The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

In his documents which are at Bristol University a number of small references are
made to tunnels and these are less informative to the reader than to Brunei.
There is one page (Bristol Railway) headed "Tunnels— Bristol" with several
columns ...

Author: Alfred Pugsley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521232395

Category: Science

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Originally published in 1976, this book by a group of engineers, each distinguished for work in their field, describes the achievements of I. K. Brunel, the giant among nineteenth-century engineers, whose works include the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and three famous ships, Great Western, Great Britain and Great Eastern.
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Reports of Cases Relating to Maritime Law

ADM . ] MAYOR , & C . , OF BRISTOL v . OWNERS OF SS . GLANMIRE ; THE
BRUNEL . [ ADM . cargo and yet have a safe load . line . She was not ship
required by this Act to be registered is not regis . registered under the Merchant
Shipping ...

Author: Great Britain. Courts

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063373489

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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