History of Engineering and Technology: Artful Methods

2nd Edition

Ervan G. Garrison

CRC Press
Published June 29, 1998
Reference - 368 Pages
ISBN 9780849398100 - CAT# 9810

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Summary

History of Engineering and Technology provides an illustrated history of engineered technology from the Stone Age to the Nuclear Age. Examining important areas of engineering and technology, this second edition contains:

New contributions on
  • Airships and zeppelins
  • Highways and economics
  • Early hydroelectricity
  • Chemical engineering
  • Technology and history
  • Brunel and the Royal Navy
  • Stealth and the submarine
  • Computer history
  • Deepwater engineering
  • Science fiction and the evolution of modern engineering
  • Art and engineering
  • Electric motors, radio, and batteries

    Expansion of these existing chapters
  • Mining and the Location of Minerals
  • Water Distribution: Qanots to Acequias
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Communication Engineering: Shannon to Satellites
  • Personalities and the Auto: Ford and Ferrari
  • Failures in Engineering: Chernobyl, Titanic, Tacoma Narrows, Challenger
  • Cold Fusion, Electric Cars, and Other "Humbug"

    This introductory book presents the persons, concepts, and events that made salient contributions to the engineering narrative, reporting a compelling story spanning millennia and encouraging a sense of history for its readers.
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