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Engineers / [written by John Farndon [and 8 others] ; editor-in-chief, Adam Hart-Davis].

Farndon, John, (author.). Hart-Davis, Adam, (editor.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library 620.00922 ENG 000161121 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465435972
  • ISBN: 1465435972
  • Physical Description: 360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Subtitle on cover: From the great pyramids to the pioneers of space travel.
Formatted Contents Note:
The early engineers. Building the ancient world ; Ancient innovators -- Renaissance and enlightenment. Islamic engineers ; Renaissance polymaths ; A new technology ; Waterways and harbors ; Early steam engines -- The industrial revolution. Developing the steam engine ; Harnessing electricity ; The factory floor ; Building bridges ; Balloons and airships -- The machine age. A transportation revolution ; Industrial innovations ; Great constructions ; Public health ; Radio and sound -- Modern times. The automobile ; Motion pictures ; Towering structures ; Flying machines ; Space engineering.
Summary, etc.:
Presents a history of the world's most prominent and revolutionary engineers, discussing their key feats and major breakthroughs, from Archimedes and Leonardo da Vinci to Henry Ford and the Wright brothers.
Subject: Engineers > Biography.
Engineering > History.
Genre: Biographies.