WorldCat Identities

Weightman, Gavin

Overview
Works: 56 works in 176 publications in 2 languages and 6,006 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Scenarist
Classifications: TK5739.M3, 338.09
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gavin Weightman
Signor Marconi's magic box : the most remarkable invention of the 19th century & the amateur inventor whose genius sparked a revolution by Gavin Weightman( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world at the turn of the 20th century was in the throes of "Marconi-mania"--Brought on by an incredible invention that no one could quite explain, and by a dapper and eccentric figure (who would one day win the newly minted Nobel Prize) at the centre of it all. At a time when the telephone, telegraph and electricity made the whole world wonder just what science would think of next, the startling answer had come in 1896 in the form of two mysterious wooden boxes containing a device one Guglielmo Marconi had rigged up to transmit messages "through the ether". It was the birth of the radio, and no scientist in Europe or America, not even Marconi himself, could at first explain how it worked. It just did. And no one knew how far these radio waves could travel, until 1903, when a message from President Theodore Roosevelt to the king of England flashed from Cape Cod to Cornwall clear across the Atlantic. This volume is a rich portrait of the man and his era - and a captivating tale of science and scientists, business and businessmen. There are stories of British blowhards, American con artists - and Marconi himself: a character par excellence, who eventually winds up a virtual prisoner of his worldwide fame and fortune
The industrial revolutionaries : the making of the modern world 1776-1914 by Gavin Weightman( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this vivid, sweeping history of the industrial revolution, Weightman shows how, in less than one hundred and fifty years, an unlikely band of scientists, spies, entrepreneurs, and political refugees took a world made of wood, powered by animals, wind, and water, and made it into something entirely new, forged of steel and iron, and powered by steam and fossil fuels
The frozen-water trade : a true story by Gavin Weightman( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reveals the forgotten story of America's vast natural ice trade, which revolutionized domestic life for millions of people"--Front flap of jacket
London's Thames : the river that shaped a city and its history by Gavin Weightman( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Without the Thames there would be no London. From earliest times, the river supplied the city's needs, as the fierce tides brought ships upstream and carried them down again. Gavin Weightman's book is an introduction to the water and its ways, the buildings that line the banks, and the people who lived by the river, their customs and ancient knowledge. Everything is to be found here: trade and tide, lightermen, watermen and dockers, bridges, funnels and ferries, frost airs and regattas, clear water, fish and wildlife, pollution and waste, fortification and defense. Above all, one feels the presence of the great waterway itself - a force of nature in an urban midst."--BOOK JACKET
The industrial revolutionaries : the creation of the modern world, 1776-1914 by Gavin Weightman( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gavin Weightman shows how, in less than one hundred and fifty years, an unlikely band of scientists, spies, entrepreneurs, and political refugees took a world made of wood, powered by animals, wind, and water, and made it into something entirely new, forged of steel and iron, and powered by steam and fossil fuels. --from publisher description
The making of modern London, 1815-1914 by Gavin Weightman( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of light : how electricity changed Britain forever by Gavin Weightman( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1870's a nighttime view over Britain would have revealed towns lit by the warm glow of gas and oil lamps and a much darker countryside, the only light emanating from the fiery sparks of late running steam trains. However, by the end of this same decade, Victorian Britons would experience a new brilliance in their streets, town halls, and other public places. Electricity had come to town. In Children of Light, Gavin Weightman brings to life not just the most celebrated electrical pioneers, such as Thomas Edison, but also the men such as Rookes Crompton who lit Henley Regatta in 1879
Signor Marconi's magic box : how an amateur inventor defied scientists and began the radio revolution by Gavin Weightman( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London river : the Thames story by Gavin Weightman( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of modern London 1914-1939 by Gavin Weightman( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas past by Gavin Weightman( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What the industrial revolution did for us by Gavin Weightman( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture post Britain by Gavin Weightman( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frozen water trade : how ice from New England lakes kept the world cool by Gavin Weightman( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of modern London by Gavin Weightman( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bright lights, big city : London entertained, 1830-1950 by Gavin Weightman( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brave new wilderness : wildlife in Britain since the industrial revolution by Gavin Weightman( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seaside by Gavin Weightman( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London past by Gavin Weightman( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescue : the history of Britain's emergency services by Gavin Weightman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
ウェイトマン, ガヴィン

Languages
English (123)

Japanese (2)

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The industrial revolutionaries : the making of the modern world 1776-1914The frozen-water trade : a true storyLondon's Thames : the river that shaped a city and its historyThe industrial revolutionaries : the creation of the modern world, 1776-1914Children of light : how electricity changed Britain foreverSignor Marconi's magic box : how an amateur inventor defied scientists and began the radio revolutionWhat the industrial revolution did for usPicture post Britain