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Engineering Empires: A Cultural History of Technology in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Engineers are empire-builders. James Watt, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Robert Stephenson and a host of lesser known figures worked to build and expand personal and business empires of material technology founded on and sustained by durable networks of trust and expertise. In so doing these engineers and their heirs also became active agents of political and economic empire. I ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 1st 2004)
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