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NORTHERN FOLK


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    Sinopse

    The North of England is steeped in History and achievements of Engineers, Authors, Scientists who all made major Improvements to our Indus-trial Heritage; creating wealth and prosperity of, not only the North of England; but also Great Britain and the rest of the world. After the publication of Northern Folk in 2000, and noting the interest in the book I realized that the north of England was still brimming with notable characters that contributed so much to the present well being of England and the rest of the world. Charles Parson discovered the turbine that revolutionized engines and ocean going liners; putting this country ahead of rivals. In the beginning of the 18th. Century our country relied on coal to produce power, work and hard earned currency from abroad so that we could feed our young families. William Coulson and his men sank over a hundred Collieries boring into an abundance of much needed coal. John Harrison with his accurate maritime clock made shipping easier and safer. Elliott Verdon Roe, and Sir Joseph Swan were leaders in aviation and incandescent lighting; Joseph Whitworth, John Smeaton and Bolckow and Vaughan, were specialists in their particular fields, all were very necessary for the progress of our country. William Wilberforce was a brilliant politician who changed the law to free slaves. Robert Surtees wrote the History of Durham, and L.S. Lowry completed unusual art that is now worth thousands of pounds; and much sought after. In conclusion George Hudson was an amazing man who developed the railways in England. Altogether there are twenty four characters, they all, make compelling reading, and I spent many pleasant hours researching and writing about these dynamic people. Most Autobiographies and information on these brilliant people are long out of date and information on them is hard to come by; schools when teaching History seem only to go as far back as the First World War; making it more important to keep the lives of these amazing pioneers at hand and I have strived to make details on their lives available, by re-searching and writing 12 further short Biographies on them. The book now contains a total of 24 biographies and must be value for money. It is only right and proper because of their major contributions and achievements that they all should be remembered and honoured.

    Detalhes do Produto

      • Ano de Edição: 2012
      • Ano:  2012
      • País de Produção: Canada
      • Código de Barras:  2000173398827
      • ISBN:  9780954175610

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