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 onAirships and zeppelinsHighways and economicsEarly hydroelectricityChemical engineeringTechnology and historyBrunel and the Royal NavyStealth and the submarineComputer historyDeepwater engineeringScience fiction and the evolution of modern engineeringArt and engineeringElectric motors, radio, and batteriesExpansion of these existing chaptersMining and the Location of MineralsWater Distribution: Qanots to AcequiasBiomedical EngineeringCommunication Engineering: Shannon to SatellitesPersonalities and the Auto: Ford and FerrariFailures in Engineering: Chernobyl, Titanic, Tacoma Narrows, ChallengerCold 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.
A History of Engineering and Technology
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