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Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam

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A handsomely illustrated history of the steam engine and its enormous impact on Britain’s Industrial Age.

This fascinating book takes us back to 18th–century Britain, when the invention of the steam engine gave enormous impetus to the development of machinery of all types. Age of Steam reveals how the steam engine generated power from heat to augment the old sources (wind,

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 3rd 2003 by BBC Worldwide Publishing (first published 2003)
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Dec 31, 2013 Rob rated it really liked it
My last book read in 2013. And a good way to finish the year, it being my 75th book of 2013.
Fred Dibnah was a colourful character, from Bolton, in England. He was an ex steeplejack whose love of everything steam always came across strongly in his TV programmes. The 'Age of Steam' traces the development of steam engines in all their forms up to the present day. For anyone with a love of steam engines, be they railway locomotives, road vehicles, marine, or stationary, this has to be a 'must read'.
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Apr 18, 2014 Matthew Rowe rated it really liked it
Top bloke was Fred. Loved his programmes about steam engines, and his passion for steam comes through in the book. I gave it 4 stars as he could have gone into more detail about the more modern steam engines that Gresley, Stanier, and Collett designed.
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