John Scott Russell, by Geo. S Emmerson

John Scott Russell, A great Victorian engineer and naval architect
George S Emmerson

The building of the Great Eastern steamship continues to haunt the imagination more than any other achievement of the 19th century engineers. This book gives a fascinating new perspective to that story modifying the accepted view of Isambard Kingdom Brunel as the great ship’s ‘only begetter’ and add his partner to the enterprise. Scott Russell also has other claims: steam road carriages in Scotland in the 1830s; his experimetns on hull shapes which had implications for the America’s Cup yachts; his role in the Great Exhibition of 1851; his work on iron clad ships; his foundation of the Institute of Naval Architects, mediation in the American Civil War and more.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover. Top corner of back of dust jacket worn. Inside pages in excellent condition.

341 pages
155mm x 235 mm (6 in x 9.25 in)
Black and white photographs and illustrations
1977, John Murray, London


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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 3 cm