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Richard Trevithick

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Richard Trevithick
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Richard Trevithick's Cornish engine' was the world's first self-propelled steam vehicle. His Penydarren engine' was the world's first railway engine. But despite his towering historic achievements, fame and fortune obstinately eluded him. An often reckless yet truly brilliant engineer, he died in poverty and relative obscurity. Anthony Burton's biography however rightly recognises him as one of the most remarkable figures in the history of the industrial revolution. His extraordinary and varied career, which took him from his native Cornwall to London, and then on to seventeen years of picaresque adventuring in South America, makes for wonderfully lively reading. Filled with dozens of illustrations and photographs, Richard Trevithick is a highly enjoyable, well researched biography that dissects the turbulent world of the industrial revolution.

Author Biography

Anthony Burton is the author of a number of books in the National Trail Guides series for Aurum, including The West Highland Way, Hadrian's Wall Path, The Cotswold Way and The Ridgeway, as well as a biography of Richard Trevithick and Thomas Telford and numerous other works of industrial history. He lives in Stroud.
Release date NZ
June 6th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Aurum Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
129x197x17
ISBN-13
9781854108784
Product ID
1648356

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