Here, then, in this visually extravagant book, is the story of the rise and fall of the ocean liner and its final capitulation to the airplane. It is a story of great entrepreneurs, engineers and designers. From the time of Brunel, the development of the liners was a history of rapid technological advance, as the means of propulsion changed from steam engine to diesel turbine and even electric drive. . .All the aspects of the hundred-year career of the ocean liner are described in author Robert Wall's lucid and entertaining text, illustrated with over 400 illustrations, many of which are in full color.
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Book Description New Burlington Books, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110906286204
Book Description New Burlington Books, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0906286204