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The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering (Sterling Milestones)
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(20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Sales Rank: #282503 in Books
- Brand: Sterling Publishing
- Published on: 2015-05-19
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 8.50" h x 1.60" w x 7.60" l, .0 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 528 pages
". . . 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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
By Akula Venkatram
It is a bunch of photographs with little technical explanation. A person who is minimally trained in science will find nothing of interest in the book.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
Like many engineering projects: compromises.
By Amazon Customer
Some of the articles are a bit lame. Some of the pictures don't really match the articles.
The most glaring example is the picture illustrating the America's Cup racing yachts is of a square masted sailing ship.
How hard would it have been to find an illustration of the original schooner "America"?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Humm, Where's the beef
By G . Martinez
It's a nice high level overview of some of the great inventions. It's s little disappointing in that the information describing the inventions are absolutely minimal at best. If you are interested in any depth this is not the book.
Regardless it's a nice single source that can be used to point to specific areas of interest.
Really not bad for the price.
I encourage the author to do a follow up with more detail.