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This file contains books on Civil Engineering, Bridges & Construction.

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Barbey M F  Civil Engineering Heritage: Northern England, Thomas Telford, 1986, pp178.  Pb. VG-.  Superficial creasing to the covers.  An illustrated survey of significant civil engineering works compiled by the Panel for Historical Engineering Works of the Institution of Civil Engineers.   £4.95

Barker T C  The Glassmakers Pilkington: the Rise of an International Company 1826-1976,  Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977, pp557.  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  There is a one-cm internally-repaired tear at top right corner of dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of Pilkington written by a Professor of Economic History at the University of London.  £5.95

Barnes G W and Stevens, Thomas  The History of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, 19th edition, pp45.  First published in 1928.  Pb.  Generally "Very Good" but with some brown marks on the front cover.  "Full details of construction and items of interest with illustrations."  £2.95

Beckett,  Derrick  Great Buildings of the World: Bridges, Paul Hamlyn, 1969, pp191 with over 200 illustrations & sketches and twelve full-page colour plates.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  After a general introduction, twelve of the world's greatest bridges are discussed in detail.  £4.95

Beswick M  Brickmaking in Sussex: A History and Gazetteer, Middleton Press, 2nd edition 2001, pp246.  Pb.  VG+.  A well-researched and authoritative history of the 2000-year-old brick manufacturing industry in Sussex.  £12.50

Billington, David P  Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, Princeton University Press, 1979, pp146.  The name of the previous owner has been stamped inside the front cover.  "Largish" landscape format Pb.  VG.  Sight wear to the corners of the covers. "The book focuses on a small number of the most significant works of Robert Maillart; its principal goal is to explore structural form as it arises out of aesthetic feelings and scientific ideas."  A copy of the following scientific paper has been inserted at the front: Deck-Stiffened Arch Bridges of Robert Maillart by David P Billington, Journal of the Structural Division, July 1973.  £8.50

Browne, Lionel  Bridges: Masterpieces of Architecture, Bracken Books, 1996, pp80.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dust wrapper.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  "This beautifully illustrated volume presents the world's great bridges of every period and type, from the earliest stone aqueducts to the most modern suspension bridges."  With the following chapters: Using What Nature Provided: Stone & Wood; The New Materials: Iron, Steel & Concrete; and Suspension & Cable-stayed Bridges.  £3.95

Cohen, Edward and Birdsall, Blair  Long-Span Bridges: O. H. Ammann Centennial Conference, New York Academy of Sciences, 1980, pp281.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Vol.352.  "A review copy.  Not for resale."  Pb.  VG- with some superficial wear to the covers.  A collection of eighteen technical papers with sections on: State-of-the-Art in Suspension Bridges, State-of-the-Art in Cable-Stayed Bridges, Performance of Long-Span Bridge Structures, Fatigue Brittle Fracture & Stress Corrosion, and Wind Forces.  £8.50

Curl, James Stevens  A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition 2006, pp880.  Hb.  VG in a VG+ dust wrapper.  £8.50

De Mare, Eric  Bridges of Britain, B. T. Batsford, 2nd edition 1975, pp136 with 128 illustrations.  First published in 1954, this is the revised edition of 1975.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Celebrates the bridges of England, Scotland and Wales in their immense number and variety.  £4.95

Delony, Eric  Landmark American Bridges, U. S. Department of the Interior, 1993, pp152 with 27 colour and 101 black & white illustrations.  Published in association with the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Large landscape format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A visual feast illustrating the history of bridge building, transportation, and engineering with five sections: Turnpike, Canal & Railroad Bridges of the pre-Civil War Era; Civil War Era Metal Truss Bridges; Era of the American Standard Bridge; Great River Crossings; and Modern Developments.  £8.50

Dupre, Judith  Bridges: A History of the World's Most Famous and Important Spans, Konemann, 1997, pp128.  Very Large Landscape Format Hb.  VG in a VG. dust wrapper.  Includes illustrations and details of some fifty or so bridges spanning a period of 2.000 years. The illustrations make full use of the elongated landscape format.  £12.50

Easdown, Martin and Thomas, Darlah  Piers of Wales, Amberley, 2010, pp192 plus 32 colour illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  A comprehensive illustrated survey - there is even a section on projected piers that were never built.  £3.95

Elan Valley Waterworks of the Birmingham Corporation, 1972, pp12 with a folding map in the rear.  Probably published privately by the Birmingham Corporation Water Department.  Slight creasing to the corners.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet.  £4.95

Fletcher, Anne  British Airways London Eye: The Essential Guide, Harper Collins, 2000, pp52. Photographs by Jason Hawkes.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A well-illustrated glossy brochure.  £0.95

Gies, Joseph  Bridges and Men, Cassell, 1964, pp343 with 50 illustrations.  With drawings by Jane Orth Ware.  Hb.  Fair with no dust wrapper.  There is a small indentation to the lower front edge of the covers, and slight wear at the head & base of the spine.  A non-technical history of bridge construction.  £3.95

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Annual Report 1992 – 1993, pp32.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet.  £3.95

Gormley, Anthony Making an Angel, Booth-Clibborn, 1998, pp143.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  The story behind the construction of the Angel of the North, designed by Antony Gormley, commissioned by Gateshead council and completed in 1998.  £8.50

Hawkes, Nigel  Structures: Man-Made Wonders of the World, Readers Digest, 1991, pp240.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight curling at the bottom front edge of the dust wrapper. "Structures pays tribute to the most awe-inspiring feats of human creation.  Here from every continent are the superlative achievements of architecture and engineering."  With sections on Monolithic Memorials, Architectural Achievements, Feats of Civil Engineering, Underground Engineering Achievements and finally a short section on Astronomical Constructions.  £4.95

Henry, Dorothy and Jerome J A  Modern British Bridges, C. R. Books, 1965, pp189.  Inscription.  Large landscape format Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  A survey of individual British bridges. Two pages are devoted to each bridge, with illustrations, a drawing, and brief details of each bridge.  £5.95

Hopkins H J  A Span of Bridges: An Illustrated History, D&C, 1970, pp288 with 125 illustrations.  Bookplate from the previous owner inside the front cover.  Hb. VG- in a Fair dust wrapper.  Some wear to the edges of the covers, and the dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head & base of the spine.  Traces the evolution of bridge design from the turn of time to the present day.  £4.95

Huxley, Julian  TVA  Adventure in Planning, Architectural Press, 1943, pp142 with 158 illustrations..  VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  Inscription.  Small piece missing and small tears in the foil protected dust wrapper.  Describes the vast Tennessee Valley Authority project, a massive American hydroelectric scheme that was a show piece of Roosevelt’s New Deal.  £4.95

Ingold T S and Miller K S  Geotextiles Handbook, Thomas Telford, 1988, pp152.  Pb.  VG+.  On the use of geotextiles in Civil Engineering.  £8.50

Jackson, Gordon  The History and Archaeology of Ports, World's Work, 1983, pp176.  Hb.  VG+/VG. Traces the rise, development and relative decline of our major ports and their role in the British economy.  £5.95

Jenkins A  Built on Teamwork, Heinemann, 1980, pp245.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of the worldwide Taylor Woodrow civil engineering construction group.  £3.95

Jenkins, David  The History of BPB Industries, BPB Industries, 1973, pp147.  For internal circulation only.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  A history of the British Plaster Board Company with 54 illustrations including the following transport plates: Traction engines at Kirby Thore plaster mill 1933; 1890-1 Bagnall loco at Station’s Bank, Fauld; and a Fowler 0-4-0T at Hawton Quarry.  £4.95

Kittridge, Alan  Rendel's Floating Bridges, Twelveheads, 2008, pp143.  Pb.  VG+.  Rendel's floating bridges were designed to maintain communication across estuaries were bridges were impractical or simply too expensive.  £9.50

Lambot, Ian  The New Headquarters for The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, author, 1986, pp250.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A Personal Folio of Photographs.  A photographic record of the construction of the new Hongkong and Shanghai Bank headquarters in Hong Kong.  £12.50

Leonhardt, Fritz  Bridges (or Brucken): Aesthetics and Design, The Architectural Press, 1982, pp308.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  In a cardboard slipcase.  A copiously illustrated study with the text in both English and German.  A pictorial history of bridges and bridge design and construction, from primitive and pedestrian bridges, old stone arch bridges to pre-stressed concrete bridges and the most modern suspension bridges.  Professor Leonhardt is an internationally respected expert on bridge design and was responsible for no fewer than ten bridges across the Rhine as well as many others around the world.  £32.50

Mackay, Donald A  The Building of Manhattan: How Manhattan was built over ground and underground from the Dutch settlers to the skyscraper, Harper & Row, 1987, pp150.  Illustrated by the author.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  £12.50

McCullough, David  The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, Simon and Schuster, 1972, pp636 including pp33 of illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  In America the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City has the same sort of iconic status as Tower Bridge.  £4.95

Murless, Brian J  Somerset Brick & Tile Manufacturers: A Brief History & Gazetteer, Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society, 2000, pp54.  SIAS Survey No.13.  Pb.  VG+.  £2.95

Proud, John H  The History of Middlesbrough Dock 1842 - 2000: As seen from the perspective of the railway owning companies, author, 2000, pp32.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet outlining the history of Middlesbrough dock which was owned in turn by the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the North Eastern Railway and the LNER.  £7.50

(The) Rio-Niteroi Bridge (Brazil), pp20.  No date but c1974.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  Slight wear at the front bottom corner of the covers.  An illustrated booklet describing the construction of 13.9 km bridge linking Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi which opened in 1974.  The bridge was built by Redpath Dorman Limited a subsidiary of British Steel Corporation and The Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company Ltd (Trafalgar House Group).  £3.95

Sabbagh, Karl  Skyscraper: The Making of a Building, MacMillan, 1989, pp296 with pp16 of colour illustrations and over 50 diagrams & architects' drawings.  Hb. VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of the construction of a new skyscraper in the "Hell's Kitchen" area of New York that became part of the "Wordwide Plaza."  £4.95

Salvadori, Mario  Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture, W. W. Norton & Company, 1990, pp323.  Illustrations by Saralinda Hooker and Christopher Ragus.  Pb.  VG.  A clear and enthusiastic introduction to building methods from ancient times to the present day, illustrated throughout with line drawings.  £3.95

Shapiro, Mary J  A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge, Dover Publications, 1983, pp122 with 167 prints and photographs.  Pb.  VG.  A pictorial celebration of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.  £4.95

Sheppard, David (editor)  They Built the North: A Celebration of a Century of Civil Engineering in the North of England 1891 – 1991, Institution of Civil Engineers, pp104.  Very Large Landscape Format Hb in a pictorial slipcase.  Condition: Fine with some wear to the slipcase.  A well-illustrated year-by-year review.  £8.50

Shirley-Smith H  The World's Great Bridges, Phoenix House, 1964, pp250 with 28 line drawings and 48 photo plates.  The revised 1964 edition.  Hb.  Fine in a Fair dust wrapper. The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine with slight loss.  An authoritative account aimed at the general reader.  £4.95

Sivewright W J  Civil Engineering Heritage: Wales & Western England, Thomas Telford, 1986, pp230. Pb. VG- with superficial creasing to the covers.  An illustrated survey of significant civil engineering works based on the work of the Panel for Historical Engineering Works of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  £4.95

Spanning the Tyne: The Building of the Tyne Bridge 1925 – 1929, Newcastle upon Tyne City Libraries & Arts, 1st edition 1993, pp42.  Introduced by Professor Norman McCord.  "Largish" format Pb.  VG.  A fascinating pictorial record.  £5.95

Steinman, David B and Watson, Sarah Ruth  Bridges and their Builders, Dover Publications, 1957, pp401.  First published in 1941.  The revised and enlarged paperback edition of 1957 professionally rebound with green hardback covers.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG+.  A comprehensive history of bridge building through the centuries.  £6.95

Stephens J H  The Guinness Book of Structures: Bridges, Towers, Tunnel, Dams..., Guinness Superlatives, 1976, pp288.  Prize bookplate inside the front cover.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  £5.95

Walther, Rene; Houriet, Bernard; Isler, Walmar and Moia, Pierre  Cable Stayed Bridges, Thomas Telford Limited, 1988, pp196.  First published as Ponts Haubanes in 1985.  Translated by William Crozier.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG with slight loss of colour to the spine of the covers.  An exceptionally well-illustrated book examining all aspects of the design of cable-stayed bridges - clearly describing the state of the art in the analysis, design and construction of this kind of structure.  £16.50

Whitney, Charles S  Bridges: Their Art, Science & Evolution, Greenwich House, 1983, pp360 with over 400 illustrations, drawings & diagrams.  First published in 1929.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A richly illustrated study that examines the principles of bridge design and construction that have engaged the ingenuity and imagination of men from the time of the Romans to the 20th century.  £8.50

Wilkinson, George  Bridging the Humber, Cerialis Press, 1981, pp114.  Published to commemorate the official opening of the bridge in July 1981.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  The story in words and pictures of the building of a bridge, lavishly illustrated in colour.  £3.95

Williams, Archibald  The Romance of Modern Engineering: containing interesting descriptions of the Nile Dam, the Panama Canal, Tower Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Niagara Falls Power Co, the Bermuda Floating Dock etc,  Pearson, 1904, pp377.  An attractive hardback, in excellent condition for age.  £8.50

Wittfoht Hans  Building Bridges: History, Technology, Construction, Beton-Verlag, 1984, pp327 with numerous illustrations.  The English edition of a book first published in German.  No dust wrapper, as published.  Large Format Hb.  VG with slight rubbing to the edges of the covers.  "A book on bridges not only for the specialist, but for a large readership."  Note that the author Hans Wittfoht was himself a highly successful designer and builder of bridges.  £16.50

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