Steam, Steel and Speed

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Steam, Steel and Speed

John Nicholson


Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Format: Hardcover

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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