Magician of the North: Lord William Armstrong of Cragside Henrietta Heald

ISBN: 9781904794493

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Magician of the North: Lord William Armstrong of Cragside  by  Henrietta Heald

Magician of the North: Lord William Armstrong of Cragside by Henrietta Heald
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The first full-scale biography of visionary inventor, engineer, and businessman William George Armstrong, this remarkable account traces the life of this 19th-century colossus.Examining Armstrong’s achievements in the manufacture of hydraulic cranes,MoreThe first full-scale biography of visionary inventor, engineer, and businessman William George Armstrong, this remarkable account traces the life of this 19th-century colossus. Examining Armstrong’s achievements in the manufacture of hydraulic cranes, warships, and armaments in Elswick and in the creation of the first hydroelectric-powered house in Cragside, this record also documents the industrial success of Great Britain at the height of the empire, placing Armstrong in the context of the Industrial Revolution—how it fostered scientific enthusiasm and influenced his lifes work.



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