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Engineering: An Illustrated History from Ancient Craft to Modern Technology (100 Ponderables)
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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 PonderablesTM 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.Organized in chronological order Engineering takes readers on a journey through time, encountering milestone achievements in the fields of engineering at each stop along the way:
- Amazon Sales Rank: #83194 in Books
- Brand: Tom Jackson
- Published on: 2016-10-25
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.90" h x 1.20" w x 9.30" l, 2.76 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 168 pages
- Engineering An Illustrated History from Ancient Craft to Modern Technology 100 Ponderables
About the Author
Tom Jackson is a science writer specializing in recasting science and technology into lively historical narratives. After almost 20 years of writing, Tom has uncovered a wealth of stories that help create new ways to enjoy learning about science. He studied at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and still lives in the city with his wife and three children.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
I liked that the articles were well illustrated and short
Bought this for my ten year old grandson who says he wants to be an engineer. My idea was to give him an idea of some of the interesting things engineers have done over the years. I liked that the articles were well illustrated and short, separate readings. I thought he would read it over time...Much to my surprise he devoured the book Christmas day!!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
By Ed M.
My wife and I enjoy this so much we sent it to friends as gifts.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Using them to expand the mind of youngsters
love the illustrations, been sharing it with others to get the mind thinking. Purchased the physics, elements, mathematics as well.