Railway, The Conquest of space and time By Edgar Schieldrop Hard Cover REVISED

Railway, The Conquest of space and time By Edgar Schieldrop Hard Cover REVISED

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Railway, The Conquest of space and time By Edgar Schieldrop Hard Cover REVISED
 
The Railway Conquest of space and time By Edgar Schieldrop Hard Cover 1939 140 illustrations 256 Pages REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION 1956
"Locomotive No. 1" still stands at Darlington Station, its cylinders cold and its whistle silent, a profound lesson in railway progress ; for that engine weighs 8 tons and had a dangerous steam pressure of 25 lbs. to the square inch. It all seems incredibly remote, but in a room at the "George and Dragon" at Yarm an inscription tells us that there, on February 12th, 1820, the pioneers of the first passenger railway in the world met to discuss the proposition.
The Railway is not the only competitor in the "Conquest of Space and Time", and in surveying similarly the part played by other modern forms of transport on the Highways, the High Seas, and in the Air, Dr. Schieldrop has also looked into a future where still further development may be expected. This translation of his original work has been adapted for inclusion in the present series ; a few illustrations of British practice have been added, and also the notes and tables at the end of each volume.
Dr. Schieldrop is very well equipped for his task, and his name is known far beyond the bounds of his native Norway. At 47, he has spent twenty years in research, writing, and teaching mechanics and hydro-dynamics. He has studied at Trondheim, at the Universities of Paris and Berlin, and at the Sorbonne, in 1922, took his degree of Doctor of Science (Mathematics). Since 1929 he has held the Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Oslo. His learning has not submerged a natural awareness of the human side of his subject, and we are grateful to him for the reminder that it is to the genius and heroic effort of men, known and unknown, that we owe the development, comfort and safety of modern travel which now forms so constant a part of our lives that we take even its wonders for granted.

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