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Weightman, Gavin

Overview
Works: 60 works in 200 publications in 2 languages and 6,349 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Scenarist
Classifications: HD2321, 338.09
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Most widely held works by Gavin Weightman
The industrial revolutionaries : the making of the modern world 1776-1914 by Gavin Weightman( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 974 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
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 )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 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 frozen-water trade : a true story by Gavin Weightman( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 795 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 )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 518 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."--Jacket
Eureka : how invention happens by Gavin Weightman( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the discoveries of scientists have provided vital knowledge which has made innovation possible, it is more often than not the amateur who enjoys the "eureka moment" when an invention works for the first time. Weightman tells fascinating stories of struggle, rivalry, and the ingenuity of both famous inventors and hundreds of forgotten people, and offers a fresh take on the making of our modern world
The industrial revolutionaries : the creation of the modern world, 1776-1914 by Gavin Weightman( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 267 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 )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signor Marconi's magic box : how an amateur inventor defied scientists and began the radio revolution by Gavin Weightman( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 178 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 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas past by Gavin Weightman( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture post Britain by Gavin Weightman( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 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 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of modern London by Gavin Weightman( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 136 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 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1870s a night-time 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 that Victorian Britons would experience a new brilliance in their streets, town halls, and other public places. Electricity had come to town. This book tells the story of how the discovery of electricity changed Britain forever
Brave new wilderness : wildlife in Britain since the industrial revolution by Gavin Weightman( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seaside by Gavin Weightman( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London past by Gavin Weightman( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 47 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 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The industrial revolutionaries : the making of the modern world 1776-1914
Alternative Names
Gavin Weightman Brits journalist

Gavin Weightman English historian

Gavin Weightman giornalista britannico

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Languages
English (145)

Japanese (2)

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Signor Marconi's magic box : the most remarkable invention of the 19th century & the amateur inventor whose genius sparked a revolutionThe 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, 1776-1914Signor Marconi's magic box : how an amateur inventor defied scientists and began the radio revolutionPicture post BritainWhat the industrial revolution did for usThe making of modern London