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By Ambrose Greenway

For a hundred years, among 1850 and 1950, the shipment liner grew to dominate the world’s exchange routes, offering common providers that retailers, shippers and importers might depend on; they carried a lot of the world’s better worth synthetic items and uncooked fabrics and their companies unfold to so much corners of the realm. They have been the software of the world’s first part of globalization.

This new e-book, evocatively illustrated with an impressive selection of greater than three hundred images, starts off with the institution of routes round Europe and around the North Atlantic within the 1850s. now not until eventually the Liverpool send proprietor and engineer, Alfred Holt, constructed high-pressure compound engines have been coal-powered vessels capable of steam extra afield, to the a long way East and Australia. the outlet of the Suez Canal in 1869 cemented the dominance of the shipment liner and simply with the looks of the 1st box send within the Nineteen Fifties was once that dominance ultimately overthrown.

With its informative introductory texts and plentiful photos, this e-book will entice send fanatics all over the world and to all those that mourn the passing of the golden age of the steamship.

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