Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam

Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam

by David Hall (Author), Fred Dibnah (Author)


Britains favourite steeplejack and industrial enthusiastic, the late Fred Dibnah, takes us back to the 18th century when the invention of the steam engine gave an enormous impetus to the development of machinery of all types. He reveals how the steam engine provided the first practical means of generating power from heat to augment the old sources of power (from muscle, wind and water) and provided the main source of power for the Industrial Revolution. In Fred Dibnahs Age of Steam Fred shares his passion for steam and meets some of the characters who devote their lives to finding, preserving and restoring steam locomotives, traction engines and stationary engines, mill workings and pumps. Combined with this will be the stories of central figures of the time, including James Watts - inventor of the steam engine - and Richard Trevithick who played a key role in the expansion of industrial Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: BBC Books
Published: 06 Jul 2006

ISBN 10: 056349395X
ISBN 13: 9780563493952

Media Reviews
Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam was reviewed by the Good Book Guide (1 July) who called it A loving testimony to a seemingly lost era of beautiful machines and elegant engineering .
Author Bio
Fred Dibnah and David Hall also collaborated in producing the popular television series and best-selling book 'Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age' as well as 'Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments'. Fred is Britain's favourite steeplejack and his skill, his love of industrial and urban architecture and his down-to-earth style has captivated viewers and readers everywhere. David has been a television producer for over twenty years and his credits include 'Maggie's Children', 'Vikings' and 'A Practical Guide to Europe'.