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

The Engineering Book

From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2015
ISBN: 9781454908098
Number Of Pages: 528

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This is the latest in the bestselling Sterling Milestones series. It provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline of Engineering. It is written by the creator of the How Stuff Works series. 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 Programme 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-spped bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the mobile phone; as well as DNA fingerprinting, the large Hadron Collider, drones and more.

About the Author

Marshall Brain is the bestselling author of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Programme 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.

Industry 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"
-[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
"[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

ISBN: 9781454908098
ISBN-10: 1454908092
Series: Sterling Milestones
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st May 2015
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 18.5  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 1.43

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