How Britain Worked

How Britain Worked

Guy Martin


it's a principally forgotten indisputable fact that Britain used to be the 1st industrialized nation on the planet, yet man Martin - the cult motorbike racer and mechanic - is set to remind us how the economic revolution helped make Britain great.

Guy indicates how the discoveries made within the overdue 18th-19th centuries are to thank for the convenience of our each day lives: which will prepare dinner a bacon and egg sandwich in Industrial-era stipulations, man has to revive a steam locomotive and railway to have the parts dropped at the neighborhood store; he has to deliver a observed mill again into operating order in an effort to make a bicycle; he has to redesign a Victorian fishing trawler so he can cook dinner himself a few fish and chips, and whilst he comes to a decision to mow the garden, he restores a Victorian botanical backyard. in the end that, he's wanting a vacation - so he units to paintings restoring a Victorian vacation resort.

Illustrated all through with especially commissioned images in addition to historic photos, man will take us via each one undertaking; his ardour, enthusiasm and sheer inventiveness bringing a very new standpoint to the economic Revolution. He invitations us to stay it with him, to benefit from the nostalgia, wonder within the mechanics and examine from its legacy.

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