Engineering: An Illustrated History from Ancient Craft to Modern Technology

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  • Organized in chronological order
  • Takes readers on a journey through time, encountering milestone achievements in the fields of engineering at each stop along the way
  • An indispensable volume for students and anyone interested in the marvels of engineering, this book includes 100 chronological articles telling the story of engineering from prehistory to the present day
  • Engineering features authoritative text, exciting imagery and helpful diagrams
  • Biographies of great engineers, such as Archimedes, Tesla and Watt, showing the inspirations that lay behind their goals
  • A guide to each field of engineering and the materials they employ, offering insight into achievements in the fields, their limits and what might come next
  • An easy-to-follow graphical representation of engineering milestones A 24-page removable foldout concertina with a 12-page timeline history of engineering
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From ancient aqueducts to soaring skyscrapers, explore engineering milestones over the centuries. Combining engaging text with captivating images and helpful diagrams, renowned science writer Tom Jackson guides readers through the history of Engineering in the 7th installment of the groundbreaking Ponderables series. Engineering is all around us. From our bridges, tunnels and skyscrapers, to our cars, computers and smartphones, engineering shapes our world and influences just about everything we see and do. And it s been that way for longer than you might think. From the crudely knapped hand axes of our human ancestor Homo Habilis to the mind-blowing ways in which modern engineering has improved our quality of daily life and expanded the scope of our civilization, the story of engineering is the story of humankind itself. In a series of 100 enlightening articles, this book tells that incredible story by exploring the biggest names, grandest achievements and greatest inventions of the engineering world from prehistory all the way up to present day. Carefully curated, beautifully illustrated and addictively fun, this volume is your ultimate guide to the dreamers, thinkers, tinkerers and builders that make our world.

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