The Engineering Book: From the Elevator to the Electron Microscope, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering  -     By: Marshall Brain
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The Engineering Book: From the Elevator to the Electron Microscope, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

Sterling / 2015 / Hardcover

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Product Description

The Engineering Book is a wonderfully visual guide through the history of engineering. Beginning with the bow and arrow (30,000 BCE) and bringing the reader up through the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (2014) and even "Things We Have Yet to Engineer" (c. 3000), this book is perfect for coffee-table reading, engineering enthusiasts, and curious students. Each two-page spread features text on the left and a full-page photo on the right; readers will learn about both the fascinating science and the amazing history of engineering. 527 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.

Please Note: this book was written from an old-earth, evolutionary perspective.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 528
Vendor: Sterling
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.00 X 7.31 (inches)
ISBN: 1454908092
ISBN-13: 9781454908098
Series: Sterling Milestones

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Publisher's Description

Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems—and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the catapult 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 cell phone; as well as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, the Large Hadron Collider, the self-driving car, and more. 

Author Bio

Marshall Brain is the bestselling author of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU. He has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, CNN, and in many other media outlets to apply his signature approach to unraveling the mysteries of life. Brain was also the host of the National Geographic Channel's The Factory Floor TV show. He lives in NC.

Editorial Reviews

"[A]n excellent starting point for student researchers and . . . very browsable for the general reader. Visual appeal, easily digested information, and an excellent price point make this entire series highly recommended." —Booklist

". . . this book is a solid introduction to its topic and can serve to generate interest in the applied sciences and engineering." —Library Journal

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