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              Bridges
               

              Bridges (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hayman, Richard

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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              A brief history of the design and construction of bridges in the UK from medieval times to the modern day, including famous and notable examples such as Tower Bridge and the Forth Bridge. From the famous bascules of Tower Bridge and the august span at Westminster, through the eng...ineering masterpieces at Ironbridge and the Forth, bridges are some of the most iconic landmarks of Britain. From the smallest arch to the largest overpass, they have a rich architectural, economic, social, and sometimes even religious history. This beautifully illustrated introduction by Richard Hayman explains how piety built and maintained bridges in the Middle Ages; how economic forces inspired a new generation of road bridges in the eighteenth century, including Iron Bridge in Shropshire and the Menai Bridge in North Wales; and how technological prowess gave us the soaring railway viaducts of the nineteenth century and road bridges of the twentieth.
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              ISBN 9781784423872
              Released AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Slave Trade
               

              The Slave Trade (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sadler, Nigel

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              An overview of the trans-Atlantic slave trade from its sixteenth century beginnings until its final absolution in the nineteenth century. It covers the main countries involved and explains the inner workings of the trade and the developments that made it easier and more profitabl...e as the centuries passed.
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              ISBN 9780747807087
              Released AU 1 Mar 2009
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Series Shire Library
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              Dunkirk and the Little Ships
               

              Dunkirk and the Little Ships (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Weir, Philip

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              • Pub Date
                15 Sep 20

              This title is an illustrated guide to the history of the famous Little Ships and their role in the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, which saved hundreds of thousands of British soldiers from capture by German forces. In May 1940, German troops advanced through Holland, Belgium, and Fr...ance with astonishing speed, forcing the British Expeditionary Force and the French army to retreat to the north-east coast of France. The evacuation plan--Operation Dynamo--was put into effect with the expectation that only about 45,000 men might be rescued. However, by the hasty assembly of a vast armada of disparate vessels (thought to be in the region of 900, of which about 700 were privately owned), 338,226 Allied troops were brought safely back to England. Without the contribution of those Dunkirk Little Ships, as they have come to be known, thousands of British troops would have died on the shores of France, and the ongoing fight against the Axis powers rendered all the more challenging. In this title, Philip Weir reveals the story of the Little Ships which undertook such a great mission, exploring their general role and individual histories, including their preservation and participation in return runs every five years.
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              ISBN 9781784423759
              Released AU 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Veteran Motor Cars
               

              Veteran Motor Cars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lanham, Steve

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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              A concise illustrated history of the earliest cars in Britain up to 1905, and the people who manufactured and drove them. During the late Victorian/early Edwardian period, the development of the motor car represented the peak of technological experimentation. Termed horseless car...riages, these cars were mainly constructed by inventive engineers in back-street workshops, and most simply comprised the frame and bodywork of a horse-drawn carriage fitted with a petrol engine. However, experimentation was rife--there was much debate as to the most appropriate form of motive power, be it petrol, steam or electric. As this small-scale experimentation developed into a burgeoning industry, manufacturers such as Vauxhall, Wolseley, and Humber looked to the proving grounds of endurance runs, hill climbs, and organized races to increase sales potential, popularity, and, most importantly, reputation. These early days of motoring were beset with reliability issues as roads were often rutted, dusty, flooded, and rarely properly maintained, but comfort and efficiency improved with demand. This fascinating title covers the history of veteran motor cars from their earliest iterations until 1905, and is packed with fascinating facts about the experimental origins of the motoring industry.
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              ISBN 9781784424206
              Released AU 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Land Speed Records

              Land Speed Records (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wales, Don

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              The Land Speed Record is a fascinating story of human endeavor--of man and machine battling time to be the fastest. Since 1898 many have dreamed of being the fastest on earth, first with electric, then steam, then with gasoline, moving forward to the jet car, and into the present... and future with rocket power. The glory years of the record are studded with iconic names such as Malcolm and Donald Campbell, Cobb, Eyston, and recently with Richard Noble. The next race is on for 1000mph with the latest British attempt by Bloundhound SSC.This is a brief, illustrated history of the 120 years of the Land Speed Record, the steam, electric, jet, and rocket vehicles that have broken new barriers, and the brave men who drove them.
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              ISBN 9781784422547
              Released AU 1 Apr 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Women in Aviation

              Women in Aviation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hale, Julian

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              Women have always been involved with aviation and this book examines the roles of British and American women throughout the history of flight. It will highlight the earliest female aviators and women working in wartime munition factories, as well as the trailblazers of the inter-...war period such as Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart. The experience of women in aviation during the Second World War, including those flying with the Air Transport Auxiliary and the American Women Airforce Service Pilots, will also be examined. The post-war years are also covered and emphasise the growth in participation by women in both civil and military spheres of aviation. By the last decades of the twentieth century, women had progressed even further, undertaking many of the jobs previously reserved for men, including space flight and combat flying.
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              ISBN 9781784423636
              Released AU 15 Jul 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Maling and Other Tyneside Pottery

              Maling and Other Tyneside Pottery (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Bell, R. C.

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              In its centenary year of 1862, the Maling factory was producing 90 per cent of the jam jars used in England and Scotland. Thousands more were exported and they became synonymous with Rington's tea and Keillers marmalade, other uniquely British companies. This book traces the deve...lopment of Maling and other Tyneside potteries.
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              ISBN 9780852637920
              Released AU 20 May 2012
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              British Postcards of the First World War
               

              British Postcards of the First World War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Doyle, Peter

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              Postcards sent by men on the front, and to them by their families, are among the most telling, and surviving artefacts of the Great War. They tell us about attitudes towards the war, and provide a great insight into men's lives, and into the thoughts and emotions of those left be...hind. This title features British postcards of the First World War.
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              ISBN 9780747807667
              Released AU 20 May 2012
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The British Toy Industry
               

              The British Toy Industry (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brown, Kenneth

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              Toys have been made in Britain for hundreds of years, but it was in the twentieth century that the British toy industry reached its peak. Names such as Meccano, Chad Valley, Dinky, Scalextric, Bayko and Hornby dominated the trade at home and abroad. This book tells the story of t...he British toy industry and its products.
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              ISBN 9780747808244
              Released AU 1 Mar 2011
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Ebenezer Howard
               

              Ebenezer Howard (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moss-Eccardt, John

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              ISBN 9780747811312
              Released AU 20 May 2012
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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