Coal, Steam and Ships

- Engineering, Enterprise and Empire on the Nineteenth-Century Seas (Coal, Steam and Ships: Engineering, Enterprise and Empire on the Nineteenth-Century Seas)

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Coal, Steam and Ships
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
05-07-2018
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Crosbie Smith explores the trials and tribulations of first-generation Victorian mail steamship lines, their passengers, proprietors and the public. Eyewitness accounts show in rich detail how these enterprises engineered their ships, constructed empire-wide systems of steam navigation and won or lost public confidence in the process. Controlling recalcitrant elements within and around steamship systems, however, presented constant challenges to company managers as they attempted to build trust and confidence. Managers thus wrestled to control shipbuilding and marine engine-making, coal consumption, quality and supply, shipboard discipline, religious readings, relations with the Admiralty and government, anxious proprietors, and the media - especially following a disaster or accident. Emphasizing interconnections between maritime history, the history of engineering and Victorian culture, Smith's innovative history of early ocean steamships reveals the fraught uncertainties of Victorian life on the seas.

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Udgivelsesdato:
05-07-2018
ISBN13:
9781107196728
Vægt:
890 g
Dybde:
26 mm
Bredde:
159 mm
Højde:
235 mm
Format:
Hardback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse In this engaging exploration of the trials and tribulations of the first mail steamships, Crosbie Smith reveals the uncertainties of Victorian life on the seas. This innovative history shows, in rich detail, how enterprises engineered their ships, constructed empire-wide systems of navigation and won or lost public confidence in the process. Worked examples or Exercises; 6 Tables, black and white; 40 Halftones, black and white

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