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The Once Ubiquitous Paddle Steamer

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Author: John Hannavy
Publisher: PiXZ Books
ISBN: 9780857100924
Size: 75.66 MB
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Category : Paddle steamers
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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This book offers a series of snapshots of the fascinating story and enduring charm of the paddle steamer over the last two hundred years.

The Coming Of The Comet

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Author: Nick Robins
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 147381328X
Size: 26.95 MB
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Category : Transportation
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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In August 1812 Henry Bell’s Comet, a revolutionary paddle steamer, made her first journey on the Clyde. This marked the start of extraordinary developments that completely transformed shipping and transport in Britain, Europe and the Americas. The paddle steamer soon became the key link with Empire, pushing the Honourable East India Company’s wooden walls off the seas; it provided the all- important link with the Americas, and it offered emigrants to the New World a means of pushing westwards. In this fascinating new book Nick Robins analyses the remarkable impact of the paddle steamer and goes on to describe its development, both in terms of technology design and in relation to its effects on the transformation of nineteenth-century economies. He includes all Henry Bells disciples - the Burns brothers, Laird, Napier, Fulton, Syminton Cunard and Denny to name a few, and looks at their individual contributions. The impact of the paddle steamer on transport is difficult to overstate. It helped with the export of cotton from the American southern states, and with the transport of oil from Burma’s oil fields. The great stern wheelers of the Mississipi are legendary, but they also migrated to the Murray and Darling rivers in Australia, and to the Congo and Nile rivers in Africa, and the great rivers of Russia. This wonderful story of nineteenth-century ingenuity will appeal to shipping enthusiasts and those with a wider interest in industrial history.

American Paddle Steamboats

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Author: Carl Daniel Lane
Publisher: New York : Coward-McCann, Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 70.13 MB
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Category : Paddle steamers
Languages : en
Pages : 250
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Britain S Industrial Heritage

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Author: John Hannavy
Publisher: PiXZ Books
ISBN: 9780857100931
Size: 77.46 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 144
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In this book, the author focuses on the golden age of British industry, from the 18th to the 21st centuries. Featuring canals, mining, iron and steel, railways, shipbuilding and shipping, manufacturing and road transport, and with a comprehensive gazetteer of the principal sites open to the public, this handy-sized pocket guide is the ideal companion in exploring the rich heritage of Britain's glorious industrial past.

The Illustrated London News

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Size: 13.95 MB
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Category : London (England)
Languages : en
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British Documents On Foreign Affairs Reports And Papers From The Foreign Office Confidential Print Jan 1934 June 1935

British Documents on Foreign Affairs  reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print  Jan  1934 June 1935 PDF

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Size: 31.29 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
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Country Life

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Size: 43.97 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
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Household Words

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Author: Charles Dickens
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Size: 16.17 MB
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Category : English literature
Languages : en
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Ships Monthly

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Size: 74.18 MB
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Category : Ships
Languages : en
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