Lives of the Engineers - Vermuyden - Myddelton - Perry - James Brindley By Samuel Smiles Originally published in 1904. A detailed history of the life and work of four famous early engineers. Contents Include : - Introductory - Sir Cornelius Vermuyden, Drainage of the Fens - Sir Hugh Myddelton, Cutting of the New River - Sir Hugh Myddelton, His Other Engineering and Mining Works, His Death - Captain Perry, Stoppage of Dagenham Breach - The Beginning of Canal Navigation - Life of James Brindley - Brindley's Early Years - Brindley As Master Wheelwright and Millwright - The Duke of Bridgewater, Brindley Employed as Engineer of his Canal - Extension of the Duke's Canal to the Mersey - The Duke's Difficulties, Completion of the Canal, Growth of Manchester - Brindley Constructs the Grand Truck Canal - Brindley's Last Canal, His Death and Character - Pierre-Paul Riquet, Constructor of the Grand Canal of Languedoc. Illustrated. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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