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ISBN: 9780857101112
AUTHOR: John Hannavy
Industries Which Made Britain Triumph
Industries Which Made Britain Triumph
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This is the third volume of John Hannavy’s series of books exploring the country’s rich and varied industrial heritage. It is presented in the same format as the earlier two books – Britain’s Industrial Heritage and Our Industrial Past – More of Britain’s Industrial Heritage.

This time John Hannavy explores a similarly eclectic range of topics. ‘Paper and Print’ is an obvious choice of subject, exploring the history of the printed word and the papers on which it – and this book – are printed.

‘The Farming Industry’ looks at the mechanization of food production and the impact it had on rural employment, while ‘Communications, Computers and Codebreakers’ chronicles the evolution of radio, television and computers, and includes the work of the pioneering inventors and code-breakers – including the author’s aunt – who worked with early computers.

‘China, Tiles and Glass’ explores the mechanization of glass and clayware, while ‘All the Fun of the Fair’ delves into the fascinating rise of the steam fairground.

The importance of modern communications is continued through two chapters looking at ‘Roads and Bridges’ and ‘Road Transport’.

The book contains more than 270 colour illustrations – many of them taken specially for this project – and, once again, a detailed Gazetteer at the end of the book lists many of the attractions which preserve and celebrate our industrial history.

John Hannavy is a writer, photographer, photographic historian and incurable steam enthusiast. A retired academic, he continues to devote his time to exploring, photographing and writing about Britain’s industrial past. This is his sixth book for Halsgrove, following Preserved Steam-powered Machines, Edwardian Mining in Old Postcards, The Once-ubiquitous Paddle Steamer, Britain’s Industrial Heritage and Our Industrial Past.

Imprint: PiXZ. ISBN 978 0 85710 111 2, hardback, 210x148mm, 144 pages. Published 2017.

Our Industrial PastOur Industrial Past - £9.99
Our Industrial Past is a companion to John Hannavy's 2015 book Britain’s Industrial Heritage, and is presented in the same format, exploring an eclectic mix of themes covering many aspects of the technologies which powered Britain’s industrial development.
Britain's Industrial HeritageBritain's Industrial Heritage - £9.99
John Hannavy focuses on the golden-age of British industry, from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Featuring canals, mining, iron and steel, railways, shipbuilding and shipping, manufacturing, and road transport, and with a comprehensive gazetteer of the principal sites open to the public.
Paddle SteamerPaddle Steamer - £9.99
This book by John Hannavy does not set out to be a comprehensive history of the paddle steamer. Rather it offers a series of snapshots of the fascinating story and enduring charm of paddlers over the last two hundred years, profusely illustrated by nostalgic historic images and the author’s own superb photography.
Edwardian Mining in Old PhotographsEdwardian Mining in Old Photographs - £9.99
The Edwardian postcard was the text message of its day and just about every colliery in Britain appeared was featured. Many of the images in this richly illustrated book by John Hannavy have never been published before, bringing the life of the Edwardian miner to a new audience.
Preserved Steam-Powered MachinesPreserved Steam-Powered Machines - £9.99
This book by John Hannavy is primarily a celebration of the diversity of preserved steam and the skill and perseverance of the volunteers who have ensured that steam will never die - the essential guide to where the mighty machines of Britain’s industrial greatness can still be seen and enjoyed.
Web Price: £9.99
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