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Look Inside The Life of Robert Stephenson, F.R.S.

The Life of Robert Stephenson, F.R.S.
With Descriptive Chapters on Some of his Most Important Professional Works

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Technology

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108070744

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  • Relying on incremental experiment rather than leaps into the unknown, Robert Stephenson (1803–59) forged an influential career as a highly respected railway and civil engineer. From the steam locomotive Rocket to the London and Birmingham Railway and the Britannia Bridge, his work helped to consolidate the foundations of the modern engineering profession. Based on the first-hand testimony of relatives and contemporaries as well as correspondence and official records, this 1864 biography by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1831–1901), published only five years after Stephenson's death, tells the story of this quiet industrial innovator. Five chapters by engineer William Pole (1814–1900) provide a more technical insight, examining some of Stephenson's most significant railway bridges and his involvement with the atmospheric system. Volume 1 traces Robert's early life, carefully moulded by his father George, and also covers the building of the London and Birmingham Railway.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108070744
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Stephenson family
    2. Long Benton
    3. Robert Stephenson, the schoolboy
    4. Robert Stephenson, the apprentice
    5. Preparations for America
    6. South America
    7. From South America to Newcastle
    8. Residence in Newcastle
    9. Residence in Newcastle (cont.)
    10. Construction of the London and Birmingham Railway
    11. Affairs, public and private, during the construction of the London and Birmingham Railway
    12. From the completion of the London and Birmingham Railway to the opening of the Newcastle and Darlington line
    13. Railway progress and railway legislation
    14. The atmospheric system of railway propulsion.

  • Authors

    John Cordy Jeaffreson

    William Pole

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