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Steam, Steel and Speed

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781741750461
Author(s): John Nicholson
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2008
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions: 215 x 9 x 270 (w x l x h)
Pages: 32
Pages: 9
Series: Transport, Trade and Travel in Australia S.

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How did steam power change Australia?..In this book, you can read about..* paddle steamers trading up and down the nation's waterways..* steam-powered factories churning out everything from biscuits and sweets to rock drills and iron ships..* new railways stretching out from ports and cities, slashing travel times..* all kinds of new jobs, for fettlers and firemen, puddlers and pumpers, barge-masters and billy-boys ..* the Hobnail Express, the Tea-and-Sugar Train and the Railway Songster..In the fourth book in his impressive series, award-winning author John Nicholson shows how the miracle of steam power brought Australia into the mechanical age...The Trade, Transport and Travel series: ..Songlines and Stone Axes (pre-1788)..Cedar, Seals and Whaling Ships (1788-1830s)..Wool, Wagons and Clipper Ships (1830s-1850s)..Steam, Steel and Speed (1850s-1920s)..A Hundred Years of Petrol Power (1900-2000)

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