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Burton, Anthony 1934-

Overview
Works: 149 works in 516 publications in 3 languages and 10,160 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Guidebooks  Spy fiction  Military history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor
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Most widely held works by Anthony Burton
Josiah Wedgwood : a biography by Anthony Burton( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Potteries: the name invokes images of a landscape of brick terraces, rows of back-to-backs from the midst of which the kilns poke up towards a smoke-streaked sky. Here are the Five Towns of Arnold Bennett's novels: here is a world we could, until recently, see for ourselves, but which is now fast disappearing. But is is not the world into which Josiah Wedgood was born in 1730. To attempt to understand that man and his achievements we must first look at an earlier world, one that he helped to change. -- pg. [11]
The canal builders by Anthony Burton( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise & fall of King Cotton by Anthony Burton( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural France : the people, places, and character of the Frenchman's France by John Ardagh( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Dutch and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een streeksgewijze belichting van het Franse platteland
The railway builders by Anthony Burton( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are many books on railway history, but few publications on how railways were constructed. Railway Builders tells the remarkable story of how the promoters, engineers and contractors worked together to build the national network. It is also the story of the extraordinary army of men who did the hard, physical work - the railway navvies. These itinerant workers lived rough and were capable of immense feats of physical strength as they dug their way from one end of the country to the other
The railway empire by Anthony Burton( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The British were at the forefront of railway development for the first fifty years of the nineteenth century. [This book] tells the story of how the British gave railways to the world, not only in the empire, but also in countries outside areas of direct influence. It is often forgotten today that the British were responsible for the construction and management of a large proportion of the railways constructed in Africa, South America and Australasia not to mention many thousands of miles of mileage in Asia, India, Malaya, Burma, China and Japan. This book looks at the political, economic and technical aspects of this development, which made Britain a country at the forefront of this form of transport."--Book jacket
Remains of a revolution by Anthony Burton( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embrace of the butcher by Anthony Burton( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and French and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise & fall of British shipbuilding by Anthony Burton( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of how, from modest beginnings, Britain rose throughout the 19th century to become the greatest shipbuilding nation in the world. It begins with the age of sail, then moves on to the days of iron-hulled steamers. It shows how conflicts arose between the traditional shipwrights and the new men who came from the metal industries, leading to the infamous demarcation disputes. It is also the story of men like Brunel and Armstrong, geniuses who were always looking for change and development. It is also the story of decline in the 20th century
Solo : self-portrait of an undercover cop by Anthony Schiano( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coventry option by Anthony Burton( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miners by Anthony Burton( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilderness Britain by Anthony Burton( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial archaeological sites of Britain by Anthony Burton( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Orient Express : the history of the Orient-Express service from 1883 to 1950 by Anthony Burton( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hadrian's Wall Path by Anthony Burton( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canal pioneers : Canal construction from 2,500 bc to the early 20th century by Anthony Burton( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of canals used for transport and the men who built them from the earliest times, up to the end of the ninteenth century. This is a very long history: stones for the pyramids of Egypt were brought to the site by canal and one of the most imposing canal systems ever built, the Grand Canal of China, was begun in the sixth century BC. Development after the end of the Roman Empire was slow, but saw the steady improvement of river navigations through locks - the mitre gates were actually first designed by Leonardo da Vinci. The modern age of canals that cross summits began in France, and the most famous of these early waterways was the magnificent Canal du Midi, the brainchild of Pierre-Paul Riquet, completed in 1681. It was a visit to this canal, when he was a teenager on the Grand Tour, that inspired the Duke of Bridgewater to build his famous canal that inspired a rush of canal construction in Britain. Britain's canals became the essential transport route that made the country's industrial revolution possible, thanks to engineers such as James Brindley, William Jessop and Thomas Telford. It was a period of intensive construction that lasted for fifty years from 1760. It saw many innovations from the use of cast iron for bridges and aqueducts, to inclined planes and vertical lifts to move boats from one canal level to another. The nineteenth century also saw extensive canal systems developing in North America, such as the famous Erie Canal, and culminated in two great ship canals at Suez and Panama. The book tells an exciting story of canal development and the many men who made it possible."--Publisher information
Cotswold Way by Anthony Burton( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Telford by Anthony Burton( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in the Lowlands of Scotland, and beginning his career as a boy apprentice to a stonemason, Thomas Telford ended his days as the most revered engineer in the world, known punningly as 'The Colossus of Roads'. He was responsible for some of the great works of the age, such as the suspension bridge across the Menai Straits and the mighty Pontcysyllte aqueduct, as well as some of the best roads in Britain and the great Caledonian Canal ... He did as much as anyone to turn engineering into a profession and was the first President of the newly formed Institute of Civil Engineers"--Publisher's description
Richard Trevithick : giant of steam by Anthony Burton( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Remains of a revolutionThe rise & fall of British shipbuildingThe Orient Express : the history of the Orient-Express service from 1883 to 1950Hadrian's Wall PathCotswold WayThomas TelfordRichard Trevithick : giant of steam
Alternative Names
Burton, Anthony George Graham 1934-

Burton Tony

Burton, Tony 1934-

バートン, アンソニー

Languages
English (204)

French (2)

Dutch (1)