Violent death has been a part of coal mining for more than a century and a half. But in recent decades the long struggle to eliminate it has finally started to succeed.
A century ago Charlotte Smith was spearheading a cause most people didn’t imagine existed
Othmar Ammann, who began his career designing stolid post-Victorian structures, became a pioneer of soaring spans that made a supreme virtue of unadorned engineering grace
Of all the transportation revolutions of this century, the vertical one by which man conquered the oceans’ greatest depths must be the least heralded. It was all done on shoestring budgets and with almost no thought of profit.