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Coal, Steam and Ships - Engineering, Enterprise and Empire on the Nineteenth-Century Seas (Hardcover) Loot Price: R774
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Coal, Steam and Ships - Engineering, Enterprise and Empire on the Nineteenth-Century Seas (Hardcover): Crosbie Smith

Coal, Steam and Ships - Engineering, Enterprise and Empire on the Nineteenth-Century Seas (Hardcover)

Crosbie Smith

Series: Science in History

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Crosbie Smith explores the trials and tribulations of first-generation Victorian mail steamship lines, their passengers, proprietors and the public. Eyewitness accounts show in rich detail how these enterprises engineered their ships, constructed empire-wide systems of steam navigation and won or lost public confidence in the process. Controlling recalcitrant elements within and around steamship systems, however, presented constant challenges to company managers as they attempted to build trust and confidence. Managers thus wrestled to control shipbuilding and marine engine-making, coal consumption, quality and supply, shipboard discipline, religious readings, relations with the Admiralty and government, anxious proprietors, and the media - especially following a disaster or accident. Emphasizing interconnections between maritime history, the history of engineering and Victorian culture, Smith's innovative history of early ocean steamships reveals the fraught uncertainties of Victorian life on the seas.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Science in History
Release date: June 2018
Authors: Crosbie Smith
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 468
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-19672-8
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Professional & Technical > Technology: general issues > History of engineering & technology
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Imperialism
Books > Professional & Technical > Transport technology > Shipbuilding technology & engineering > General
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 1-107-19672-8
Barcode: 9781107196728

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