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Imperial designs: technology and empire in the 19th century

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  • Geoffrey Hubbard. Cooke and Wheatstone and the invention of the electric telegraph. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1965
  • Bruce J Hunt, ‘Doing science in a global empire: cable telegraphy and electrical physics in Victorian Britain’ in Bernard Lightman (ed) Victorian science in context. Chicago: Chicago University of Chicago Press, 1997
  • Donald Hunt. The Tunnel: the story of the Channel Tunnel 1802-1994. Upton-upon-Severn: Images Publishing (Malvern), 1994
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  • Keith Wilson. Channel Tunnel visions, 1850-1945: dreams and nightmares. London; Rio Grande, Ohio: Hambledon Press, 1994
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