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Engineering : an illustrated history from ancient craft to modern technology
Engineering : an illustrated history from ancient craft to modern technology
2016
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Here is the essential guide to engineering, an authoritative reference book and timeline about how technology has given shape to our civilization. Engineering predates humanity; Homo habilis was knapping hand axes from st-sized ints more than a thousand centuries before the dawn of modern humans. Admittedly the development of technology was slow back then but we ve made up for lost time since. Striding from the Stone Age to Silicon Valley in 100 steps, we will see how our inventors have seized every scienti c breakthrough, new material, and better understanding to improve daily life and expand the scope of civilization. From reshaping rivers and containing the forces of nature to constructing arti cial lifeforms and perhaps one day even taming alien planets, engineers think big. These men and women of action make our world. A guide to each eld of engineering and the materials they employ gives and insight into their achievements, their limits, and what might come next. Includes biographies of the great engineers.
Main title:
Engineering : an illustrated history from ancient craft to modern technology / edited by Tom Jackson ; contributors, Tim Harris, Robert Snedden.
Imprint:
New York : Shelter Harbor Press, 2016.
Collation:
vi, 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm. + 1 foldout poster.
Series title:
Notes:
"Ponderables : 100 achievements that changed history who did what when"-- cover.Includes foldout timeline with over 1,000 milestone facts in pocket inside back coverIncludes bibliographical references (page 140) and index.
ISBN:
9780985323097
Dewey class:
620.009
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryScience and Technology620.009 ENGOnloan - Due: 03 Aug 2021
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