Conquerors of Time: Exploration and Invention in the Age of Daring

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9780571247226: Conquerors of Time: Exploration and Invention in the Age of Daring

Conquerors of Time celebrates 150 years of courage, energy, innovation, resourcefulness and grand ideas, from the late 17th century to the early 20th. It's about the seafarers, engineers, inventors and trailblazers who enabled the British to hold together a vast empire and the Americans to push their frontiers west. Some, such as Captain Cook and Robert Stephenson are famous. Others, like the makers of chromonometers, the collectors of tropical plants or the railway engineers who roughed it in the Canadian wilderness are less well-known. What they all had in common is a desire to understand the world and a determination to harness the forces of nature. 'Trevor Fishlock's brio and broad vision matches those of his subjects and makes for a rattling good read.' Lawrence James, Daily Mail 'Fact-filled and highly evocative ... the sheer romance of the story is irresistible.' Sunday Telegraph

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After years of living and writing abroad, Trevor Fishlock turned his eyes back on Britain and wrote My Foreign Country: Trevor Fishlock's Britain. This was followed by his successful television series Wild Tracks, which spawned two books connected to the series. Since publishing Conquerors of Time, he has written two volumes of Sea Stories.

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'An industrial crucible spouting several centuries' worth of bubbling global history... the contents stay fluid but coherent, keeping a strong sense of the hell-for-leather exuberance of this daring age, when exploration and invention went hand in calloused hand.' -- Geographical Magazine 'Gives us the whole caboodle, every innovation, all the inventors and explorers in one great teeming bundle of discovery... Like a true inventor himself, Fishlock has assembled the best and most alluring set of components one could wish for.' -- The Guardian 'A rich and entertaining account... full of action and packed with larger-than-life characters.' -- Sunday Herald 'Such an engaging style that it makes you long to go off in search of something yourself' -- The Lady 'Hugely enjoyable book ... a narrative history alive with creativity' -- The Oxford Times 20040423 'A vivid and moving story' -- The Sunday Telegraph 20040423 'His tale is mostly of the 19th century, told with such enthusiasm and pace that you might feel yourself short of breath. He is a vivid and elegant writer... Even perhaps familiar figures such as Burnel and Bligh of The Bounty spring vigorous and fresh out of the absorbing progress of the narrative. Enormous scope, fascinating detail; this is a whale of a book' -- New Scientist 20040423 'Fishlock's dashing account of the relationship between invention and empire... [contains] excitement and powerful character delineation.' -- The Sunday Times 20040423 'A brilliant work ... an enriching and fascinating journey ... it works a treat' -- Living History Book of the Month 20040401 'sheds fascinating light on the men whose far-flung exploits laid the foundations for our modern world' -- Western Mail 20040401 'Factfilled and highly evocative... the sheer romance of the story is irresistible' -- Justin Marozzi, Sunday Telegraph 'Fishlock's brio and broad vision matches those of his subjects and makes for a rattling good read.' -- Daily Mail 'Trevor Fishlock's enjoyable book ... sparkles with fun and entertainment ... He has an excellent eye for detail' -- The Independent 20040428 'Fishlock is a master of fluid prose. the reader cannot fail to enjoy the ride' -- Spectator 20040306 'Like a true inventor himself, Fishlock has assembled the best and most alluring set of components one could wish for.' -- The Guardian 20040306 'The book is ... filled with vivid portraits' -- Sunday Times 20040829 'An intriguing and suggestive tapestry' -- The Scotsman 20040306 'Enormous scope, fascinating detail; this is a whale of a book' -- New Scientist 20040306

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