The Engineering Book

The Engineering Book From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering - Sterling Milestones

Hardback (30 Apr 2015)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemical, aerospace and computer engineering, from ancient history to the present. The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-speed bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the mobile phone; as well as air conditioning, DNA fingerprinting, the large Hadron Collider, drones and more.á

Book information

ISBN: 9781454908098
Publisher: Sterling
Imprint: Sterling
Pub date:
DEWEY: 620.009
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 1418g
Height: 199mm
Width: 222mm
Spine width: 37mm